July-September 2011

Episode 30: Photographer Manu Keggenhoff

Manu Keggenhoff, born and raised in Germany, is an accomplished graphic artist and photographer who provides stellar images for Harper Street Publishing, the company responsible for such classic publications as Yukon, North of Ordinary, Arts, North of Yukon, and The Last Great Road Trip. Manu’s photographical work has been published in several photo-art calendars and […]

Episode 29: with Yukon Musician Barbara Chamberlin

Barbara Chamberlin has cracked the Canadian top 100 country songs, and was the first and only Yukon artist to have a video featured on CMT. She has appeared on a variety of local and national TV shows. Most recently, she thrilled audiences singing her song, “Follow your Heart” at the Opening Ceremonies for the Canada […]

Episode 28: Yukon Wildlife Preserve

The Yukon Wildlife Preserve is a unique wildlife viewing property featuring 10 species of northern Canadian mammals in their natural environment. Encompassing 750 acres with various natural habitats, the Yukon Wildlife Preserve offers unparalleled wildlife viewing and photo opportunities. Take a virtual tour of the preserve with My Yukon Life podcast radio host Jennifer Hawks […]

Episode 27: Whitehorse Fish Ladder

My Yukon Life host Jennifer Hawks takes listeners to the Whitehorse Fish Ladder—the longest wooden fish ladder in the world. It’s also one of the oldest. Without it, because of the hydro dam that’s in place, migrating salmon wouldn’t be able to swim upstream to spawn. As of August 31st this year, 1,519 salmon were […]

Episode 26: Carcross Fly-In for Kids

In this episode, take to the skies above Carcross, Yukon during the 2011 Carcross Flying Event sponsored by COPA (Canadian Owners and Pilots Association). Join My Yukon Life host Jennifer Hawks as she flies beside seasoned aviators who’ll be donating their time and aircraft to take local kids flying. Jennifer will share the highlights of […]

Episode 25: with Yukon Extreme Racer Denise McHale

Special guest Denise McHale is a long distance, adventure racer. She’s a veteran of one particular ultra marathon race that’s held in Alberta every August. It covers 125 km over three mountains with an elevation gain of 17,000 ft. The race has to be completed in less than 24 hours. It’s called the Canadian Death […]

Episode 24: with Yukon Musician George McConkey

Dawson City, Yukon musician “Harmonica” George McConkey is our special guest on this episode of My Yukon Life podcast radio. He talks to us about his Yukon life and his music. We’re also treated to several of George’s songs, and some stories behind the making of his tunes. http://media.blubrry.com/myyukonlife/p/www.myyukonlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Ep24-George-McConkey.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Episode 23: Rediscovering Tagish Post

We rediscover the Klondike Gold Rush stop known as Tagish Post. It was there, at a site beside Six Mile River in Tagish where more than 20,000 stampeders paid customs taxes and registered their homemade boats with the North West Mounted Police. We’ll take you to the now abandoned site which has been reclaimed by […]

Episode 22: Icy Waters and Author Tor Forsberg

Author Tor Forsberg reads from her book, North of Iskut: Grizzlies, Bannock and Adventure during Arts in the Park, held in Whitehorse. Next, My Yukon Life listeners are taken on a tour of Icy Waters, a Whitehorse aquaculture facility dedicated to the development, growth, processing and sale of premium quality Arctic Charr. You’ll also learn […]

Episode 21: with Maralyn Rogers and Paddlers Abreast

Every year during the Yukon River Quest, racers enter the Yukon River with their canoes at Whitehorse and paddle 740 kilometers/460 miles to Dawson City. The first team crosses the finish line in less than three days. But for one team that competes every year, it’s not about crossing the finish line in first place. […]

Episode 20: with Yukon Musician Kevin Barr

Kevin Barr, who ran as the Yukon NDP candidate in 2011, was already an established and beloved member of the music scene well before he entered politics. His CD Lost and Found was based on a wealth of experience drawn from his impressive musical career, most notably as lead singer and co-founder of the The […]

Episode 19: with Cabin Fever Adventures

Dustin and Brook Davis, co-owners of Cabin Fever Adventures, offer their clients first-rate wilderness experiences with a variety of outdoor packages including canoeing, sea kayaking, fishing, and customized wilderness excursions. As an eco-driven business, they walk the talk by living up to their high standards of green initiatives, even if the bottom line is affected. […]

Episode 18: with Yukon Fly-Tyer Claudia MacPhee

We first introduced Claudia MacPhee to My Yukon Life listeners during our April 4 episode when she revealed the secrets to creating her unique pottery, dog hair clothing, and hand-tied fishing flies. On this episode of My Yukon Life, Claudia goes more in-depth in sharing the magic of her fly-fishing flies—how she makes them, the […]

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