April-June 2011

Episode 17: with Yukon Canoe Racer and Marathoner Tim Hodgson

Tim Hodgson will be racing solo during the upcoming Yukon River Quest. An accomplished canoe racer and marathoner, Tim shares some of the challenges and rewards he’s experienced during his career. He also offers tips for those who’d like to … Continue reading

Episode 16: Dog Mushers Ed Hopkins, Michelle Phillips and Maren Bradley

These dog mushers, two of whom are veterans of the Iditarod & Yukon Quest, take My Yukon Life listeners inside their world during the off-season of professional dog mushing. Dog mushing is not always glamorous, and we’ll discover the extent … Continue reading

Episode 15: Yukon Trapper Norman Winther

A Yukon trapper who portrayed himself in the docu-drama, “The Last Trapper,” Norman shares some his experiences as a trapper with listeners of My Yukon Life. We also learn the story behind the making of the movie. http://media.blubrry.com/myyukonlife/p/184.154.109.37/~yukoner/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Ep15-Norman-Winther-JUN-131.mp3Podcast: Play in … Continue reading

Episode 14: with Yukon Band The August Arrival

(Originally aired live) The August Arrival is an up and coming Whitehorse band that appears on My Yukon Life in advance of performing at the July 2011 Atlin Arts & Music Festival. We sit in on one of their practice … Continue reading

Episode 13: Opening Night of The Frantic Follies

(Originally aired live) Host Jennifer Hawks takes My Yukon Life listeners on location to Whitehorse, Yukon for the 2011 invitation-only opening night of The Frantic Follies. The Frantic Follies is a turn of the century vaudeville revue which depicts the … Continue reading

Episode 12: VIP Tour of Yukon Brewing

(Originally aired live) Host Jennifer Hawks takes My Yukon Life listeners on Victoria Day to Yukon Brewing in Whitehorse. How else could we celebrate Queen Victoria’s birthday other than to hoist a few and take our listeners on a VIP … Continue reading

Episode 11: Yukon Chef Michele Genest

(Originally aired live) Miche Genest is the food columnist for Yukon, North of Ordinary magazine. She is also author of the cookbook, The Boreal Gourmet: Adventures in Northern Cooking, a true northern cookbook featuring Yukon flavours and traditions. Miche joins … Continue reading

Episode 10: Faro, Yukon’s Sheep & Crane Viewing Festival

(Originally aired live) Host Jennifer Hawks takes My Yukon Life listeners on location to Faro, Yukon for the annual Sheep and Crane Viewing Festival. Jennifer captures the highlights of the three day event, which includes local bluegrass music, a wild … Continue reading

Episode 9: with Yukon Musician Kim Beggs

(Originally aired live) Award winning Yukon singer-songwriter Kim Beggs was a nominee in CBC Radio’s Songquest competition. Her CD Wanderer’s Paean earned her a Canadian Folk Music Award and Western Canadian Music Award nomination along with a Porcupine Award for … Continue reading

Episode 8: with Yukon Photographer Cathie Archbould

(Originally aired live) Cathie Archbould photographs the North with a passion that could only come from doing what you love – living large in one of Canada’s last frontiers. Departing big-city life, Cathie left her work freelancing with the Globe … Continue reading

Episode 7: Faro, Yukon Mayor Heather Campbell

(Originally aired live) In 2005, life needed to change for Heather Campbell. The choices were stay put in the big city, go to Russia for three months, take a job at The Hague, or make French fries on the highway … Continue reading

Episode 6: with Dog Musher and Iditarod Racer Michelle Phillips

(Originally aired live) Michelle Phillips first competed in the Iditarod in 2010, placing 27th in a field of 71 mushers. In 2011, on the heels of competing in her sixth Yukon Quest sled dog race, she ran the Iditarod again. … Continue reading

Episode 5: with Yukon Fly-Tyer, Knitter and Potter Claudia MacPhee

(Originally aired live) Claudia creates extraordinary items with natural materials collected from her Yukon surroundings. Whether knitting hats and mittens made from dog hair, tying fishing flies using polar bear fur and musk ox hair, or making wood fired pottery … Continue reading

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