Tag Archives: Mushing Radio

Mushing Radio presents Jason Mackey

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Iditarod musher, Jason Mackey to Mushing Radio. If you know anything about mushing you have heard of the name Mackey. The family is as much to the sport as dogs and sleds. Starting with Dick and followed by his sons, Rick, Lance and Jason, the Mackey’s have been a force to be reckoned ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Lisa Strecker

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes anthropologist and musher, Lisa Strecker to Mushing Radio. Strecker, a native of Germany and a PhD student in Anthropolgy at the Univeristy of Alaska-Fairbanks is also a musher and partipiates in a very cool race in Russia.¬†Working in Kamchatka (Russia) for over ten years, there she became interested in local native sled dog ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Dr. Tim

Join host, Robert Forto as he welcomes Dr. Tim Hunt to Mushing Radio. Dr. Hunt is a veterinarian and a long time musher. He is also the owner of the famous Dr. Tim’s Pet Food and in particular, its Momentum brand that is for athletic sled dogs. On this episode we talk about the differences in dog foods, how to ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Alea and Andy

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes junior mushers Alea Robinson and Andy Noble to Mushing Radio. Brother and sister mushing duo, Andy and Alea have more mushing experience than a lot of adult dog drivers. Both starting on sleds at the age of four with their Golden Retriever-Alaskan Husky mix in Western Alaska and even racing in France! Alea ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Lacey Hart

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Lacey Hart to Mushing Radio. Hart is training for the 2014 Iditarod and is signed up for her qualifying races in the 2012-2013 season including the Knik 200, the Don Bowers 300 and the Northern Lights 300, all in January. Running the Junior Iditarod in 2009 and a musher since she was a ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Beth Wheeler

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Beth Wheeler to Mushing Radio. Wheeler is the race manager for the Don Bowers Memorial Sled Dog Race that will be held on January 18, 2013 starting in Willow, Alaska. The Don Bowers race is a qualifying race for the Iditarod and Yukon Quest and they run both a 200 and 300 mile ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Aliy Zirkle

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Iditarod and Yukon Quest musher, Aliy Zirkle to Mushing Radio. Zirkle a veteran musher with over 15 years experience finished the 2012 Iditarod in a very close second place to run in several races this winter starting with the Sheep Mountain 150 in mid-December. Running kennel that includes 38 racing dogs at her ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Scott Janssen

Join host, Robert Forto as he welcomes Iditarod musher, Scott Janssen to Mushing Radio. Janssen, known as the Mushin’ Mortician, being that he is the owner of several funeral homes in the Anchorage, Alaska area, has some great stories on this episode. We talk about wipeouts on the sled, saving his dog Marshall with Canine C.P.R. on the trail during ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Angie Taggart

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes Iditarod musher, Angie Taggart to Mushing Radio. Taggart, of Ketchikan Alaska and currently living in Willow, is running in her second Iditarod in 2013. Finishing in a respectable 43 of 63 in her rookie run in 2011 she hopes to do even better this time around. This year she is running with a ... Read More »

Mushing Radio presents Andrea Thalasinos

Join host Robert Forto as he welcomes author, Andrea Thalasinos to Mushing Radio. Thalasinos is the author of the brand new novel, A Echo Through the Snow. It is an epic journey that crosses the path of two different worlds with mushing as a backdrop. It explores the life of the Chukchi people of Russian and their little dogs, the ... Read More »