Emily Schwing http://wemu.org en A Cold, Wet Trip With Spearfishers In Alaska http://wemu.org/post/audio-postcard-its-spearfishing-season-alaska For one month each fall, residents of interior Alaska don chest waders and splash through the clear, frigid water of the Chatanika River. Sat, 05 Oct 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 35926 at http://wemu.org A Cold, Wet Trip With Spearfishers In Alaska Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat http://wemu.org/post/welcome-alaska-where-winter-cold-and-bikes-are-fat The plummeting mercury in Alaska this time of year doesn't keep bikers inside. More and more of them are heading to recreational trails and to the office on "fat bikes." They look like mountain bikes on steroids, with tires wider than most people's arms.<p>Kevin Breitenbach runs the bike shop at Beaver Sports in Alaska's second-largest city. Aboard a fat bike, he makes his way down a trail that winds through a forest as wet, quarter-sized snowflakes drop from the sky. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 24461 at http://wemu.org Welcome To Alaska, Where Winter Is Cold And Bikes Are Fat Just You, Your Dogs And The Yukon Sled Race http://wemu.org/post/just-you-your-dogs-and-yukon-sled-race Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Nearly two dozen dog sledding teams set out a week ago on a thousand mile race over some of the most remote territory in North America. The mushers have reached the halfway mark in the race. They're now in the Canadian Yukon. And Emily Schwing of member station KUAC has been following the race since its start in Fairbanks, Alaska.<p>EMILY SCHWING, BYLINE: It's an unseasonably warm 30 degrees as 13 huskies line out in front of a sled packed full with gear. The dogs wear red harnesses and black booties on their feet and they howl with excitement. Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Emily Schwing 9552 at http://wemu.org