Tune into the Alaska Identity Project tonight, Thursday, October 27. In the first part of the show, 7:00-7:30 PM, host Adrien Lopez will bring back Deb Spencer (had technical difficulties last time) owner of Cross Sound Seafoodsand Scow Girls, an all female floating fish operation near Pelican, Alaska. The scow was originally built by the late John Clauson and later acquired by Deb Spencer & Keith Heller. For pictures from this past summer’s fishing season, click here
7:30 – 8:00 PM: “Spawn Till You Die” – One of Ray Troll’s most famous sayings. This well-known Alaskan artist will be on the show from 7:30 – 8:00 PM talking about the Fin Art of Ray Troll and his impact on Alaska, his latest exhibits in the Lower 48, the music he makes with his band called The Ratfish Wranglers, and why Troll Global Industries are redefining the cosmos. Read more about him on his website here.
- More than 5,000 people may come to the Fairbanks area over the next four years as part of the move to base two squadrons of F-35 fighters at Eielson Air Force Base. The latest estimate announced Monday is well above the previous estimate of 3,500. The bigger population increase is expected to place a greater burden on local services.
- Blue king crabs around the Pribilof Islands are getting their first major assessment in more than 30 years.
- A new court case argues that the way in which state juries are selected in Alaska discriminates against rural, Native communities. The case could significantly impact the Delta’s court system if it’s successful.