Rookie mushers come and go. It takes countless hours and training to become an Iditarod great. On the next episode of Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking to a handful of mushers who are on that journey. They scoop poop. They cut up a lot of raw meat. It’s not glamorous work, but they’re chasing down a dream as Iditarod sled dogs gun it for Nome.
KSKA: Thursday, March 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re talking about Arctic Warriors and the skills they learn and practice. We have two officers in the studio whose military training has helped them make it through Alaska’s harshest weather. One was on a caribou hunt on North Slope when the weather took a dangerous turn. The other led a successful Denali ascent over the summer. What does the military teach about surviving outdoors? We’ll get into that question on this show.
KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
If winter defines us as Alaskans, as skiers and outdoor enthusiasts, what happens when we start to lose winter? Strange weather is becoming the new normal and we’re forced to adapt to climate change, because we don’t have a choice. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll look at what that means from scientific and a practical perspective.
KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 22, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
A cocktail of plummeting oil prices and declining production on the North Slope means some tough challenges ahead for the state of Alaska. Hear economist Gunnar Knapp review the numbers — revenue, expenditures and more — at a talk jointly hosted by UAA’s Institute of Social and Economic Research and Alaska Common Ground.
KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
It appears we are in the midst of an epidemic of mortality and morbidity related to the overuse of narcotic medications for noncancer pain in this country. Our guest, Dr. Gary Franklin, has written a position statement for the American Academy of Neurology on the issue. This program will discuss the possible reasons for the problem and suggested remedies.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 12, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Nordic skiing is a great sport for non-athletes and truly a life-long activity that you don’t have to give up as you get older. Although it provides a total workout, it doesn’t put much strain on joints and muscles. And in the endurance events, middle-agers can do quite well. Our topic today is training for distance races, including our famous Tour of Anchorage, not because you ever expect to win, but because you want to go the distance and share a big accomplishment with many friends and neighbors.
KSKA: Thursday, Jan. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
This week on Addressing Alaskans, we’re headed aboard the R/V Sikuliaq for a tour with the vessel’s operations director, Dan Oliver. It’s the only ice-capable oceanographic research ship in the entire U.S. research fleet, and its home port is in Alaska.
KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 6, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Musculoskeletal pain with aging is common and associated with many disorders. On the next Line One, we’ll discuss the general recommendations for prevention and treatment of this common issue. The goal is to help prevent disability with aging.
KSKA: Monday, Jan. 5, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The east coast has stoops, the south has porches and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories – funny, sad and sweet. This week, the theme is “getaways” – stories of going undercover, finding paradise and getting the hell outta Dodge.
KSKA: Tuesday, Dec. 30, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
How does a young person come to be homeless in Alaska? In the first of a three-part series on teen homelessness in Alaska, Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and guests will delve in to what it’s like to live on the streets. In the first of three parts, we’ll hear from the Covenant House, a group that serves hundreds of homeless youth in Alaska each year.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
FEC Report Sheds New Light On Campaign Contributions; Canada Approves Controversial Mine Plan in Southeast; Anchorage Forms New Committee To Navigate Pot Legalization; Doctors Aim to Reset Alaska Heathcare Model; Orphaned Bear Cubs To Head South; Bethel Receives An Unusual Winter Visitor – A Robin; Do I Need to Rinse This? The Inner Workings of City Recycling
The night sky is infinitely interesting, and, like any experience in nature, knowledge only makes the experience deeper. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’re going to learn about the stars and watching them as an outdoor Alaskan activity.
KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 18, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
Ever wonder how we know what we know, and if we really know it at all? What about the question of certainty and the significance of perception? How do fear and anxiety get stuck in our brains and how do we break free of them? Line One host Prentiss Pemberton and Anchorage neuropsychologist, Dr. Paul Craig, tackle these questions and more as they dive into a discussion about the amazing organs we call our brains.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 15, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
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If you really love what you do outdoors, its natural to want to document that with pictures or video. Outdoor filmmaking is exploding as young people deploy equipment that is much less expensive than it used to be. This week on Outdoor Explorer we talk to adventure filmmakers. It goes beyond strapping a GoPro to your helmet.
KSKA: Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.
On the next program we’re swan-diving into common problems of the foot and ankle — think plantar faciitis, bunions and more. The phone lines will be open for listener questions and comments. Line One host Dr. Thad Woodard is joined by Anchorage podiatrist Dr. Ken Swayman.
KSKA: Monday, Dec. 8, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m.