Alaska is known as the last great American frontier. So, you may be surprised to discover that Anchorage has more espresso stands per capita than anywhere else in the United States. In addition to coffee, America’s northernmost city offers visitors a cutting-edge metropolitan district, Cook Inlet’s pristine waters, and the rugged peaks of the Chugach Mountains. Not to mention it has a truly diverse wildlife population and is a prime spot to witness the colors of the Northern Lights. To learn more about what Anchorage has to offer, tune in to Peter’s live broadcast from the Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage this Saturday.
Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
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Featured guests include:
Dan Sullivan, Mayor of Anchorage and native Alaskan, discusses the future of tourism in the city, highlighting new growth opportunities and key attractions, in addition to offering listeners his favorite places to visit.
John Quinley, former newspaper journalist and employee of the National Park Service, talks about the hidden gems of Alaska’s national parks, how to be prepared when planning a trip, and what makes Alaskan parks so special.
Julie Decker, chief curator of the Anchorage Museum, discusses the mission of the museum, the Arctic Studies Center, the History Gallery, and what current and upcoming exhibits visitors can enjoy.
Alice Rogoff, publisher and owner of the Alaska Dispatch, speaks about the people and culture of Anchorage, her experience as a Cessna pilot, and the goals of the Dispatch in terms of news coverage and growth.
Rob Kineen, executive chef and owner of Fresh Forty-Nine, shares a variety of menu options (including his signature dish), and explain how he sources his ingredients and what sets his restaurant apart.
Dallas Seavey, Iditarod musher, discusses his personal training and preparation for Iditarod racing and how visitors can take part in the races.
James (Jim) Barnett, president of the Cook Inlet Historical Society, talks about the founding of the society and information provided to visitors, and will give highlights of Anchorage’s history and culture, including his own favorite hidden gems.
Erin Kirkland, owner and publisher of AK on the GO, discusses family friendly Alaskan travel, as well as the creation of her website and the publication of her upcoming family travel guidebook, Alaska on the Go.
Pamyua, an Inuit music group, performs live on the show and its members will discuss the formation of the band, the significance and meaning behind their name, and the importance of keeping traditional music and heritage alive in Alaska.
By Ashleigh Whelan for PeterGreenberg.com