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 kennel of 22 dogs, many of them veterans.
Taggart a school teacher caught the mushing bug in 2001 when she was a handler. The next thing she knew she was moving north and planning her dream.
On this episode we spoke to Taggart about the importance of teaching subjects like the Iditarod in schools. As a teacher she thinks there is no better way to incorporate subjects like math, social studies and science than a project like the Iditarod where the school kids follow their favorite mushers during the month of March.
Visit Angie Taggart’s website