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Story49: Two Tales From the Trail

Wearing the same winter gear as when she ran the race, Kirsten Bey stands on stage at the Nome Elementary School to recount her experience of running the Yukon Quest.

In Western Alaska, it’s not just winter, it’s mushing season. Kirsten Bey and Rick Anderson told their stories from the trail live at the Nome Arts Council’s annual event, Tales From Around the Woodstove.

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Story49 Presents “Through the Ice Curtain”

View of Provideniya from Komsomolskaya Bay. Photo: Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In this three-part series, we take a look at the relationship between Alaska and Russia from before the Cold War all the way through the present day. Hear directly from the people who melted the “Ice Curtain,” and from the people working to keep it melted.

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Story49: The Road Ahead

Aucha and Arthur outside Unalakleet

After Aucha’s son passed away, it took her years to find peace. Eventually she found it, on a 300 mile snowmachine trip, with her son’s best friend and a large pair of antlers.

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