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Alaska Review 08
Hosts Ed Bennett and Eric Eckholm introduce the program. In the first segment, Mark Badger reports on a strike of Wien Airline pilots. The safety of flying Boeing 737 aircraft with two versus three pilots is discussed. Those interviewed include: James Flood, president of Wien Air Alaska; Captain John O'Donnell, president of the Air Line Pilots Association; Charles Davies, Boeing 737 engineer; Captain Ace Dodson, pilot; Captain Ronald Wood, pilot; and Nancy Lane, pilot.
The second segment contains a report on Denali mountain climbers and proposed regulation changes. Interviewees include: Jim Hale, mountain guide; Ray Genet, mountain guide; Bob Gerhard, mountaineering ranger for Mt. McKinley National Park; Barbara Washburn, explorer and the first woman to summit Denali; Bradford Washburn, explorer; Mike Fisher, pilot for Talkeetna Air Service; Nick Hartzell, park ranger; Frances Randall, mountain climber and full time summer resident of glacier landing strip on Denali; Glenn Fortner, leader of climbing expedition; and Dan Kuehn, Mt. McKinley National Park superintendent. Footage includes aerial views of Denali and surrounding glaciers.
The third segment examines the ownership and sale of ancient Tlingit artifacts in the Whale House of Klukwan. Those interviewed include: Estelle Johnson, Whale House clan leader; Jenny Thalunaut of Klukwan; Michael and Sharon Johnson, art buyers; Victor Hotch of Klukwan; Martha Willard of Klukwan; and Richard King of Klukwan.
The fourth segment explores Permanent Fund issues, methods of investing Permanent Fund money, and what should be done with the interest. Interviewees include: Beldon Daniels, Harvard economist; State Representative Clark Gruening of Anchorage; State Senator Bill Sumner of Anchorage; Robert Barnes, banker; Alaska Governor Jay Hammond; Norman Bailey, investments consultant; and unidentified people-on-the-street.
This program includes Public Service Announcements (PSAs) about college funding, alcoholism, and pollution.