Revisiting Paragliding

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The dream of personal flight is pretty basic. Probably everyone has imagined flying like a bird at one time or another. These days, you can do more than dream. Paragliding makes soaring up in the sky into a regular weekend activity. On the next Outdoor Explorer we’re going to learn about what paragliding feels like, how you do it safely, and ways to gain entry into the sport.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS: 

  • Steve Carr, longtime paragliding enthusiast and expert
  • Bob French, Arctic Air Walkers paragliding club

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ORIGINAL BROADCAST: Thursday, July 23, 2015, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, July 21, 2016, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media
Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, was the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He now produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or All Things Considered and can still find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!