She-Ra is a sailboat and a malamute. They stopped in Haines on their way around the world

With distinct black and white markings, She-Ra is from a line of malamute sled dogs in Juneau.

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Talking about speedskating with some experts

Much of Alaska’s landmass is covered in water. During the winter when those lakes and rivers freeze solid, and if the snow isn’t deeper than an inch or so, all that frozen water makes for great ice skating! Around the world, people have been ice skating for a very long time. But recent advances in skate and binding technology, including the popularity of “nordic skates”, have made recreational skating more comfortable and convenient than ever before. Skating on natural ice in Alaska allows access to places that can be difficult or inconvenient to reach when ice-free, like Portage Glacier, the far side of Eklutna Lake, or other remote lakes, rivers, and swampy areas all around the state. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking with Carl Oswald, President of the Anchorage Speedskating Club, and Paxson Woelber, a nordic skating enthusiast who has begun manufacturing his own line of nordic skates. We’ll discuss everything skating: equipment, safety, places to skate, “wild ice”, skating adventures, and skating programs. 

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Carl Oswald, President of the Anchorage Speedskating Club
  • Paxson Woelber, a nordic skating enthusiast

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BROADCAST: Thursday, October 14 th, 2021. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, October 14th 2021. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Walter Harper Day commemorates first person to summit Denali

Harper was only 25 when he and his wife, Frances Wells, died on the steamer Princess Sophia when it ran aground in Lynn Canal on Oct. 25, 1918.

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Boating safety in Alaska

Summer has arrived and that means it is time to go boating. Alaska has around 34,000 miles of coast line (coast.noaa.gov) and 365,000 miles of rivers (rivers.gov) with people living, working, exploring, and enjoying them. They also get in accidents and tragically die in boating accidents of all sorts. As we prepare for the boating season it is worthwhile to review the equipment and safety precautions needed for a safe and enjoyable boating season. This show’s guests will discuss boating safety and includes staff from the Alaska Office of Boating Safety, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Injury Prevention program, the Kingikmiut Singers and Dancers of Anchorage, and the Maniilaq Association of Kotzebue.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Joe McCullough: Alaska Office of Boating Safety
  • Annie Greneir: Alaska Office of Boating Safety
  • Ingrid Stevens: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Arlo Norrik Davis: Maniilaq Association
  • Greg Northstine: ANTHC and Kingikmiut Dancers and Singers

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. 10:00 am – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 3rd, 2021. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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