Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media

415 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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!

Arctic Entries: Talk to the Hand

Every community has a place, where people gather and stories are told. The East Coast has stoops, the South has porches, and in Alaska we have Arctic Entries. Here, Alaskans share their personal stories — funny, sad and sweet. Originally told at the Arctic Entries monthly storytelling event in Anchorage, listen to seven people tell a 7-minute-long true story related to the show’s theme. This week, the theme is “Talk to the Hand: Stories of Taking a Stand, Getting Scorned and Doing it Your Way.” KSKA Tuesday, March 22 2016, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO
algo nuevo

Algo Nuevo, March 13, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, March 13th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo@alaskapublic.org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Turkey’s Role in the Shaping of a New Middle East

Dr. Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2007 in the field of Political Science. Dr. Ciddi continues to author scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, as well as participate in media appearances. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at Georgetown, Dr. Ciddi also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies. KSKA: Tuesday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Anchorage Police Department: Road Closures for Iditarod Event

In preparation for the 2016 lditarod Sled Dog Races, the Municipality of Anchorage will be closing off several downtown streets for event set-up. In order to provide ample notice, 'No Parking' signs will be placed within the closure areas at least 48 hours in advance of the road closures. Anchorage Police Department officers will be on traffic control detail for the duration of these events and will be able to assist drivers with directional instructions.

Arctic Entries: Where the Goods are Odd

Arctic Entries this month brings you Where the Goods are Odd: Stories of Discovery, Heartbreak, and Just Plain Weirdness. In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage to share their personal stories: funny, sad and sweet. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 2:00 p.m. Download Audio
algo nuevo

Algo Nuevo: February 14, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, February 14th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

Algo Nuevo: February 7, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, February 7th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to algonuevo [at] alaskapublic [dot] org or post your comment at the bottom of this post.

AEDC Economic Forecast Luncheon

On January 27, AEDC President and CEO, Bill Popp, presented the 1-Year Economic Forecast for Anchorage and shared the results of the Anchorage Business Confidence Index. He gave an update on AEDC’s Live. Work. Play. initiative and discussed how Anchorage ranks for living, working and playing when compared to the largest city in each state, plus the District of Columbia. KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 2:00 p.m LISTEN NOW 

Arctic Executive Steering Committee – One Year On

Former United States Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski spoke to the Alaska World Affairs Council at the Dena'ina Center to provide an update on President Obama's Executive Order to enhance coordination of national efforts in the Arctic. The presentation was called "Arctic Executive Steering Committee -­ One Year On: Report from the Executive Director." KSKA: Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Arctic Entries: Of Moose and Men

This week on Addressing Alaskans we'll be listening to stories from Arctic Entries, a live show that took place on January 12 at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. At every performance, seven people each tell a seven-minute long true story about themselves relating to the show’s theme. This time around we'll hear stories about a tourist trap, a rooster named Fred, pepper spray, and walks in the wild. KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

Rick Steves on “Connecting with the World Through Travel”

Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. He advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel and is outspoken on the need for Americans to fit better into our planet by broadening our perspectives through travel. He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay. He entertained a sold out crowd, here in Alaska, to share his views on "Connecting with the World Through Travel." KSKA: Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN HERE

Algo Nuevo: January 10, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, January 10th, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to...

Algo Nuevo: January 3, 2016

Here’s the Sunday, January 3rd, 2016 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to...

Algo Nuevo: December 27, 2015

Here’s the Sunday, December 13, 2015 edition of Algo Nuevo con Dave Luera — Something New with Dave Luera. If you have questions, comments or music requests for host Dave Luera, send email to...

Perspectives on Refugees in Alaska

The Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel on refugees in Alaska. Panelists included Jessica Kovarik and Margaret Stock. Download Audio