Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media
Last year, Martin Buser had a tough Iditarod. He finished in 37th place, his lowest position on the leader-board in a decades-long career. But this year, as the four-time champion charges through the race’s early checkpoints, a lot of things are going better.
In Episode 8, we talk about Nicolas Petit being the first to the Yukon, Martin Buser's recovery from last year's injury, Yukon Quest v. Iditarod, and veteran dog teams.
Mushers are on the rivers heading out of Fairbanks right now, as the 45th Iditarod starts in earnest. This is the second time in three races that the restart has been in Fairbanks. And a lot of the mushers have vivid memories of the 2015 race, so this year, they’re trying to pack accordingly. Listen now
A group of U.S. senators - including one Alaskan - is asking the Justice Department to keep existing guidance on marijuana laws. Listen now
The Anchorage Assembly passed a measure that could have an impact on healthcare for anyone getting care in Alaska’s largest city. Listen now
Who lives in the Arctic? And what are their stories? Those are questions posed by a new photography exhibit more than a year in the making. The "I Am Inuit" show is a body of images from artist Brian Adams that premiered last week at the Anchorage Museum. The project has built an audience online for much longer. Listen now
Alaska's Department of Fish and Game is trying out a new way to count moose within Anchorage city limits. Listen now
During last year's Iditarod, an intoxicated snowmachiner struck Jeff King and Aliy Zirkle's teams on a section of the trail heading into Nulato. And the implications of that event are shaping aspects of this year's Iditarod.
The state announced Tuesday (Feb. 21) a new head for the office in charge of regulating alcohol and marijuana. Listen now
One person is dead and seven hospitalized after an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in a home in Anchorage. Listen now
Across Alaska, handlers play a pivotal role in competitive mushing. They manage sprawling kennels and help train sled-dogs for competition. It's a system that thrives on an unconventional economic arrangement. Listen now
The Assembly's ideological persuasion has major implications for both local and state politics, yet turnout in municipal elections tends to be extremely low. Listen now
New website is a one-stop-shop for public data, part of the city's broader effort toward open data. Listen now
Over the last few weeks, many Alaskans have been trying something new: walking into a store to buy pot. Listen now
Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans wrote the ordinance, which seeks to regulate what are called Transportation Network Companies, or TNCs. Listen now