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Story49: Sue Steinacher

Nome Artist and Musher Sue Steinacher. Photo: Sue Steinacher

This month’s episode of Story49 features Sue Steinacher, a Nome artist and musher with a long history of travel. Over the years, Sue has been on many trips with her dog teams, even including a few journeys to the Soviet Union while the border was open.

You can hear Sue’s story — about a mushing trip to Russia that didn’t quite go as planned — above, or by tuning in to Story49 on KNOM (96.1 FM, 780 AM) on Sunday, September 20th at 6:30pm, or Thursday, September 24th at 3:00 pm.

If someone you know has a story to share, contact KNOM at 443-5221, or by email at story49@knom.org.

Story49: Sharing your story, your voice, your Alaska.


  1. Catherine DeANgelis on September 19, 2015 at 11:50 am

    Cannot wait to hear her story! Love and miss Sue!

    • David Dodman on September 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

      Thanks, Catherine! The audio player for this episode is now available, above — so, you can listen if you’d like. Enjoy!

  2. Chase Crowell on September 22, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Great story! Good job by Maddie!

  3. Sue Steinacher on September 24, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    I finally got to hear this, Maddy! You did such a thoughtful, lovely job with my rambling memories. Thank you so much!!!

  4. Jo Anne Cripe on September 24, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Is there a link I can access to hear it, way down here in the lower 48? So cool, Sue! Love the pictures 🙂

    • Jo Anne Cripe on September 24, 2015 at 6:41 pm

      Wait, I found it! Yay!

      • Madison Winchester on September 25, 2015 at 9:32 am

        I’m glad you found the link, hope you enjoyed the story!

  5. Janice D. on September 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Fairbanks is now enjoying this link too.
    Thanks for getting it out there Madison!

  6. Carol D on September 26, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    A great account of a great adventure! Thoroughly enjoyed it.