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Adam is an intelligent host with a diverse background. Love hearing the different stories each week!

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Adam is an intelligent host with a diverse background. Love hearing the different stories each week!

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Ideas, info and adventure for active Alaskans.

Rank #1: Dog training

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Bud Rice with one of his dogs and a grouse.

In Alaska, dogs can be team members with mushers and also with hunters, using their abilities to extend our own. But first, someone has to let the animals know how to do those jobs. Judging by the dogs we’ve seen around Anchorage, many of us are not very good at training– but our guests on the next show are. They work with upland hunting dogs and sled dogs to create an effective dog/human team. Join us for that and more on the next Outdoor Explorer.

Thanks for listening!

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

SEGMENTS:

  • Segment 1: “Training hunting dogs”. Gretchen Clark and Bud Rice of the Arctic Bird Dog Association.
  • Segment 2: “Training sled dogs”. Kourosh Partow, sled dog musher and member of the Chugiak Dog Mushers Association.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, October 4th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, October 4th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Sep 28 2018

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Rank #2: Climbing Denali

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Photo: National Park Service

While most of us are storing our skis for the summer, the Denali climbing season is just beginning. Climbing rangers are putting in Kahiltna Base Camp and the first climbers are on the mountain, soon to be followed by 1000s of others. Join us for the next Outdoor Explorer as we talk with two veterans of Denali, climber Colby Coombs and Denali Ranger Melis Coady.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: Colby Coombs, owner of Alaska Mountaineering School.
  • Segment 2: Melis Coady, Denali Mountaineering ranger and Executive Director of the Alaska Avalanche School.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Apr 27 2019

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Rank #3: Active vacations

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In 2017, Men’s Health named Anchorage the most adventurous city in the United States. We do love to adventure in our state with our friends. We also love to travel; why  not combine adventure, travel and friends into a vacation? On this week’s Outdoor Explorer we’ll be talking with avid swimmers, bikers and runners who combine their vacation with activity. And although we all love to spend some time on the beach doing nothing, there is no better way to see the world than through movement in the outdoors.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: Sarah Murray and Grant Gamblin from the Northern Lights Swim Club Adult Training Squad: Swimming in Croatia
  • Segment 2: Bill Fleming from Trek Bicycle Store of Anchorage: Biking Around the World
  • Segment 3: Jackie Minge and Jill Griffin: Running the Grand Circle Trailfest

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, February 28th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 28th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Feb 23 2019

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Rank #4: Exploring Hatcher Pass

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State Park employee Hobbs Barber and volunteer Gabby Bejarano. Photo: Paul Twardock. The lodge at Hatcher Pass. Photo: Paul Twardock.

Hatcher Pass and the Independence Mine State Historical Park are popular summer
destinations for hikers, climbers, bikers and berry pickers. 60 miles north of Anchorage, near Palmer, the Park also has a fascinating human and geological history. This week’s Outdoor Explorer visits the park with State Park employee Hobbs Barber and volunteer Gabby Bejarano to learn about recreational and educational opportunities at Hatcher Pass. Our second guest will be long time Hatcher Pass resident Dan Renshaw discussing the mining history and geology of Hatcher Pass.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Hobbs Barber and Gabby Bejarano
  • Dan Renshaw

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, August 1st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 1st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 27 2019

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Rank #5: Crossing the Alaska Range

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Beautiful ice and Mount Hess and Mount Deborah, Gillam Glacier, Eastern Alaska Range. Photo by Carl Battreall.

In 2017, Jen Johnston and Sam Hooper hiked the length of the Alaska Range, 1000 miles from Port Alsworth to McCarthy. It’s a tremendous accomplishment, but their story is not one of hardship and heroism. They love it out there, and on the next Outdoor Explorer, Jen and Sam talk about the privilege and pleasure of getting deep into Alaska with one another.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUEST:

  • Segment 1: “Crossing the Alaska Range”. Sam Hooper and Jen Johnston.
  • Segment 2: “Sounds fishy to me!”.  AK host Rebecca Sheir chats with KFSK general manager Tom Abbott about a raven’s trick that almost skewed the annual membership drive. Only in Alaska!

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, November 29th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 29th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Nov 24 2018

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Rank #6: Salmon and Alaska

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Amy Gulick, Photographer/Author

Salmon are an iconic symbol of Alaska: plentiful and wild. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer we’ll being talking with Amy Gulick about her new book “The Salmon Way.” Amy spent time observing and living with commercial and sport salmon fishermen and women, and Alaska Natives. During this show she shares the lessons salmon, and those who rely on salmon, taught her. We also explore some of the challenges salmon face, both in their life-time and in the future.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Amy Gulick, an acclaimed nature photographer and writer. Her work has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Sierra, and other publications. 

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 27th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 27th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jun 22 2019

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Rank #7: Exploring the Chugach

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Hiking in Chugach State Park. (Emily Russell/Alaska Public Media)

The Chugach Mountains form Anchorage’s scenic skyline.  While during the summer the trail heads are full of people and access is easy. Winter is a different story.  For quiet and solitude a winter week day in the almost 500,000 acre Chugach State Park is hard to beat.  On this week’s show we’ll be talking about exploring the Chugach Mountains in the winter.  Join co-host Paul Twardock, on this week’s Outdoor Explorer.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Skiing and climbing.” Wayne Todd, former mountaineering and climbing instructor.
  • Segment 2: “Hiking, snowmaching, and biking.” Joe Hall, park specialist and trails manager with Chugach State Park.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, February 21st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 21st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Feb 16 2019

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Rank #8: Adventure and science

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Photo courtesy of Paul Twardock.

Over the course of humanity’s time on earth we have learned much from nature. In modern history science and adventure have had a symbiotic relationship. Adventurers use science to justify their trips, and scientists take risks to collect data in extreme environments. On this show we’ll be talking to Dr. Caroline Van Hemert, who travelled from Bellingham to Kotzebue by row boat, skis, packraft, canoe, and on foot; and has just published a book about the trip titled “The Compass is a Sun.” In the 2nd half of the show we’ll be talking with Dr. Kathy Kuletz, who has studied seabirds in Prince William Sound and the North Gulf of Alaska since 1978, a very relevant topic as we approach the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Oil Spill.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Book: The Sun is my Compass.” Caroline Van Hemert, bird biologist and  author.
  • Segment 2: “The Birds of Prince William Sound, 30 years post spill.” Kathy Kuletz, has been studying sea birds.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 21st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Mar 16 2019

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Rank #9: They came to Alaska, and stayed

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On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking with Conor McDonald and Miranda Sheely. Conor is known as Bucky to his friends. A few years ago, Miranda and Bucky moved to Alaska for college from out of state, but they seem to have found their home here, and they decided not to leave after graduating. Miranda has found her passion exploring Alaska’s wilderness by raft during the summer, and with a dog team during the winter. Bucky recently presented his college thesis paper at the Alaska Snow Safety Summit. In it, he researched the relationship between social media and avalanche safety. Please join us for what’s sure to be an interesting conversation with Bucky McDonald and Miranda Sheely.

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: A conversation with Bucky McDonald and Miranda Sheely.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, January 17th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, January 17th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jan 11 2019

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Rank #10: Health, healing and the outdoors

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Mission Objective Outdoors Vice President Brian Leipold. (from Mission Objective Outdoors Facebook Page)

Most of us are aware of the physical benefits of being active, but what about our mental health? On the next Outdoor Explorer we will be talking to three people who use the outdoors and exercise for their health, but in very different ways. We talk about the role it plays in moving through the grieving process, its role in managing lifelong, chronic illnesses, and how it can improve mental health.

HOST: Martha Rosenstein

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Chronic illness and an active lifestyle.” Leslie Need.
  • Segment 2: “Grief and the healing power of nature.” Jean Moran.
  • Segment 3: “Exercise and mental health.” Sara Rottman.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, March 14th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 14th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Mar 11 2019

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Rank #11: The outdoors and personal growth

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Dana Drummond at Pichler’s Perch cabin above the Eklutna Glacier, Western Chugach Mountains, Southcentral Alaska, Winter. MR.

On this Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to talk about how time spent outdoors can help us grow. Adrienne Lindholm has written a book about her path from mountain newbie trying to prove herself to becoming more interested in the journey. Carey Carpenter is campaigning for longer recess for Anchorage school children, and she’ll also talk about how outdoor adventures helped her cope with breast cancer. Lastly, we’ll hear a story about getting more minorities to be interested in going outside.

Thanks for listening!

Author Adrienne Lindholm.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

SEGMENTS:

  • Segment 1: “Book: It Happened Like This”. Adrienne Lindholm, author and avid outdoors-woman.
  • Segment 2: “Increasing recess for kids & cancer support”. Carey Carpenter, Sand Lake Elementary mom.
  • Segment 3: “Black folks in nature”. Todd Whitney from KALW – Crosscurrents.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, October 18th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, October 18th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Oct 12 2018

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Rank #12: Dogs: Our Outdoor Explorer companions

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  • Alea Robinson in the Knik 200, photo courtesy Alea Robinson.
  • Nanook (Nookie),
    photo courtesy Scott Swift.

Although there is some dispute on when and why dogs and humans started hanging out together, there is no denying they have become the most important non-human companion that we have. In the first segment of today’s show, our guests are Marian Frost and Lorelei Hass, two veterinarians who will explain the evolution and science behind the dog/human bond. In the second segment, Alea Robinson, a board member with the Chugiak Dog Musher Association, will talk about well-known dog/human sports like mushing, but also off-season training with your dog in the relatively new sport of canicross. In the final segment of today’s show, our guests are Nanook, who is also known as Nookie, and his human Scott Swift. Nookie has gained fame by traveling frequently over Crow Pass on his own. In his journeys over Crow Pass, Nookie has rescued several hikers who have found themselves in life-threatening situations.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Marian Frost, veterinarian at Midnight Sun Animal Hospital, and Lorelei Hass, veterinarian at Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic
Segment 2: Alea Robinson, Chugiak Dog Musher Association board member
Segment 3: Nanook (“Nookie”) and Scott Swift, the Crow Pass dog hero and his human

  • Marian Frost, veterinarian, photo courtesy Marian Frost
  • Lorelei Hass, veterinarian, photo courtesy Lorelei Hass

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 13 2019

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Rank #13: Accessing Alaska’s rivers

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Eric Downey rowing. Photo: Cathy Hart

Les Gara Rafting

Spring is in the air and the river ice is thawing out. Whether rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or inner tubing, there are plenty of ways to access Alaska’s rivers without a motor. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be speaking with Les Gara and Eric Downey about their experiences on Alaska’s rivers, and about how the rest of us can get out there and join them.

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Les Gara:  Represented downtown Anchorage as a representative in the Alaska Legislature for several terms. He likes going on rafting trips fishing.
  • Eric Downey: President of Knik Canoers and Kayakers (KCK) and teaches boating safety.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, April 25th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday,April 25th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Apr 19 2019

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Rank #14: A conversation with Roman Dial

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Photo by Mike Curiak

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we spend a full hour sitting with Roman Dial, one of Alaska’s greatest adventurers, to learn about his extraordinary life and the tragic disappearance of his son. We’ll his thoughts on how that ordeal was horribly exploited by reality TV. We’ll also get into many other tales, including how he helped start wilderness racing and developed the pack raft as a tool for Alaska travel. 

Thanks for listening!


HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, November 15th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 15th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Nov 10 2018

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Rank #15: Hidden animals in Alaska

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  • Costa’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Anna’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Costa’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Otter in Campbell Creek. Photo: Laura Burzinski
  • Flying Squirrel. Photo: Barb Malchick

Alaska is known for its diversity of wildlife. Yet there are many animals indigenous to Alaska, particularly in the urban areas, that we never see. There are also animals that are expanding their range from the lower 48, coming up through Canada and even ocean dwellers occasionally testing the waters from Hawaii. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer, we’ll chat with Riley Woodford, an Information Officer with the Division of Wildlife Conservation at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, about the animals that are here but we rarely see and the animals that have made occasional forays into the state and are now close to establishing a permanent presence. In the second segment, we’ll talk to two Anchorage residents who have had encounters with hidden animals in Anchorage.



HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Riley Woodford: Information Officer with the Division of Wildlife Conservation at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the host of Sounds Wild, an ADFG radio show.
Segment 2: Mr. Whitekeys, Commander in Chief of the Anchorage Audubon and
Barb Malchik, Hillside resident who has had encounters with bats and a flying squirrel in her home.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, May 9th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, May 9th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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May 05 2019

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Rank #16: “Arctic Solitaire” book and adverse weather gear

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A polar bear in Arctic Alaska. Subsistence harvest levels of Chukchi Sea polar bears have just been raised, based on new data about the population’s health. (Photo Credit: Terry Debruyne/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

Paul Souders wanted see and photograph polar bears for himself, by himself, in a new way, and he did something to accomplish that no one else would have thought of. He put a 22-foot boat on a trailer and drove to the Arctic, voyaging north, through Hudson Bay, to the pack ice. The photographs he came back with are stunning, showing bears in a way I’ve never seen them. We’ll also talk about gear to get you outside, walking and running, in adverse winter weather.

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, December 20th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, December 20th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Dec 14 2018

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Rank #17: Formidable women of Alaska

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Alaskan women love adventures and challenges in the outdoors. The stories on our next show will focus on some epic adventures and projects that are led by Alaskan women. In the first segment of the show, we’ll be talking with Lee Hart and Jill Simek. Lee produced the short film Blue about a little girl in Valdez who dreams of riding a fat bike in the mountains. Jill was one of the riders in the film. In the second segment, we’ll chat with Lael Wilcox, an internationally known endurance cyclist from Anchorage. She’ll catch us up on what she has been doing since the last time she was on Outdoor Explorer two years ago.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Producer Lee Hart and rider Jill Simek: short film Blue
Segment 2: Lael Wilcox, endurance cyclist

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 6th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 6th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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May 31 2019

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Rank #18: Biking throughout Alaska

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Bicycling is a great way to get outside, get fit, meet people, and exercise your competitive juices. The number of trails, organizations, and biking events continue to grow in Alaska. This show will feature folks from Anchorage and Fairbanks sharing their passion for the sport. James Tempe and Eric Flanders with the Arctic Bike club and Team Kaladi will discuss events and tours in south central Alaska. Leisha Nolen talks about the biking life, one without a car. Finally Eve Rynish with the Fairbanks Cycling Club talks about biking opportunities and events in Fairbanks.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • James Tempte and Eric Flanders from biking in Anchorage
  • Leisha Nolen, living the no-car lifestyle
  • Eeve Rynish, biking in Fairbanks

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, July 11th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, July 11th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 08 2019

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Rank #19: Winter natural history

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Moose in winter. Photo: Paul Twardock

Like humans, animals and birds cope with winter in a variety of ways. Some leave, migrating to warmer climates. Some hunker down for lots of sleep by hibernating. And some, like moose and ravens, are active all winter long. Join this week’s host, Paul Twardock, as he’ll be talking with scientists and writers to help us better understand how nature adapts and adjusts to winter’s challenges.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Winter ecology.” Carl Tobin, Associate Professor of Environment Science at UAA.
  • Segment 2: “Looking for nature in winter.”Bill Shewonit, a freelance nature writer.
  • Segment 3: “Birds in winter.” Steve Matsuka, research wildlife biologist with the USGS Alaska Science Center.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, February 7th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 7th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Feb 02 2019

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Rank #20: Enjoying the fall season

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Some Alaskans think fall is an in-between season when we’re waiting for winter and the skiing, skating and snowmachine riding that is coming. But that’s a mistake. Fall lasts a long time around here these days– we can easily get three full months of it. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about the joys of autumn, when the tourists are gone and many good days remain, if you know how to dress for them.

Thanks for listening!

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

SEGMENTS:

  • Segment 1: “Fall in the backcountry”. Paul Twardock, Professor of Outdoor Studies at APU.
  • Segment 2: “Packing a bear cannister”. Sarah Ebright, Lead Guide, St. Elias Alpine Guides.
  • Segment 3: “Yearly trip Community Caribou Hunting By Bicycle”. Matthew (Birch) Block, at a Trail Tales event.
  • Segment 4: “Boating safety classes”. Doris Thomas, Public Affairs Officer, Alaska Coast Guard Auxiliary.
  • Segment 5: “Freedom from failure”. Cody Gauer, at a Trail Tales event.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, September 27th, 2018. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 27th, 2018. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Sep 21 2018

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