Revisiting adventures in field science

The cutting edge of science isn’t always the cutting edge of fashion. Photo: Dr. Taryn Lopez.

Alaskan geologists, biologists, archaeologists and lots of other kinds of -ologists cover the wilderness in their work, in search of knowledge but avoiding something many outdoor folks are looking for: adventure. For the next show we are revisiting a program that first aired in October of 2015. We’ll hear from field scientists about their challenges studying Alaska, and how they keep safe and work effectively in places where other people go to test themselves against the elements. 

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS: 

  • Montana Hodges, author, “Rockhounding Alaska”; geologist, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Morgan Blanchard, archaeologist, Northern Land Use Research Alaska
  • Anne Jensen, anthropologist, Barrow

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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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!