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.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.