Bear awareness and safety

(Photo by Carl Chapman)

It’s summertime and across the state residents and tourists are setting off on wilderness adventures. And in Alaska, the wilderness is also bear country. But what type of bear deterrent should you carry? And what should you do if you encounter a bear? We’ll discuss bear safety on this week’s Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Annie Feidt
GUESTS:

  • Luc Mehl, adventurer
  • Tom Smith, Associate Professor of Plant & Wildlife Sciences, Brigham Young University

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Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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