Formidable women of Alaska

Alaskan women love adventures and challenges in the outdoors. The stories on our next show will focus on some epic adventures and projects that are led by Alaskan women. In the first segment of the show, we’ll be talking with Lee Hart and Jill Simek. Lee produced the short film Blue about a little girl in Valdez who dreams of riding a fat bike in the mountains. Jill was one of the riders in the film. In the second segment, we’ll chat with Lael Wilcox, an internationally known endurance cyclist from Anchorage. She’ll catch us up on what she has been doing since the last time she was on Outdoor Explorer two years ago.

HOST: Lisa Keller


Segment 1: Producer Lee Hart and rider Jill Simek: short film Blue
Segment 2: Lael Wilcox, endurance cyclist


BROADCAST: Thursday, June 6th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 6th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, is the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, Addressing Alaskans, as well as a few other programs. He also maintains the web posts for those shows and many others on You can sometimes hear him filling in for Morning Edition or 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!