National Parks Exploration

Photo by Roman Dial
Photo by Roman Dial

On the next Outdoor Explorer we’re saying happy birthday to the national parks by airing the show on the 100th anniversary of the creation of National Park Service, which takes care of some of the nation’s most dramatic and valuable wilderness. We’ll hear a little about that history and how the centennial is being celebrated during the show, but our main emphasis is on the parks themselves. We’ll be joined by a pair of adventurers on a quest to cross all of Alaska’s vast national parks through untracked wilderness. These guys have seen the most remote parts of the national park system, and they have some tales to tell.

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HOST: Charles Wohlforth

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Photo by Mike Curiak
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Photo by Mike Curiak
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Photo by: Roman Dial

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BROADCAST: Thursday, August 25, 2016. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 01, 2016. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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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!