The Outdoor Life of Congressional Candidates

Our guests for this show are congressional candidates Nick Begich and Mary Peltola. Your host, Lisa, contacted the Sarah Palin campaign three times, but never received a response. In these interviews with Nick and Mary, she asked questions from four outdoor industry leaders in Alaska: Mary Goddard of Sustainable Southeast Partnership, Steve Cleary of Alaska Trails, Lee Hart of Alaska Outdoor Alliance and Kikkan Randall from Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage. They also discussed their own personal experiences in the outdoors, what makes the Alaskan outdoors special, and where they are happiest in the Alaskan outdoors. (Alaska Public Media requested photos from the Begich campaign but did not receive any)

HOST: Lisa Keller


Segment 1: Nick Begich

Segment 2: Marie Peltola


BROADCAST: Thursday, August 11, 2022. 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AKT

REHEARSAL BROADCAST: Thursday, August 11, 2022. 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everyone does, is KSKA-FM’s Director of FM Operations. He oversees the day-to-day operations of FM broadcasting. He produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska-focused outdoor program. He also maintains the web posts for this show. You may have heard him replacing Morning Edition or hosting All Things Considered and you can still find him operating the soundboard for one of the live streamed programs. After escaping from the Detroit area at age 18, Bork traveled to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where he earned a communications/broadcasting degree from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate, then top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first summers. After moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to return to Alaska in 2010. When he’s not involved in great radio programming, he probably rides a bike, thinks about riding a bike, dreams of bicycles, reads a book or plans the next place to go. Two more continents to conquer!