We’ll hear about Geography Awareness Week activities including GeoFest, to be held 1-4 pm Saturday at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor’s Center from guest Katie Kennedy; Katrina Pearson, from Hearthside Books, will be here to highlight this Sunday’s 5th Annual Holiday event; we’ll talk with Mary Watson and Professor Lawton Brigham about geography & Arctic policy as part of the Juneau World Affairs Council’s Fall Forum on the Politics of Global Climate Change; and Geoff Kirsch will be here with a preview of his upcoming workshop on writing under pressure.
- Trump nominated Bryan Schroder for the post, the acting head of the Alaska district since Karen Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by former President Barack Obama were asked to resign after Trump's election.
- A Senate spokesman says the third special session is likely to start Thursday, July 27, in Juneau, and it's expected to last one or two days. The House and Senate indicated an agreement had been reached.
- The BBC and PBS are teaming up on a special series of live, prime-time nature programs showcasing Alaska’s wildlife to tens of millions people around the world. Cutting edge technology and a lot of luck goes into the high stakes production.
- The three-member Juneau Assembly mining task force is seeking to add two planning commissioners and two members of the public. The group is studying a proposal to streamline the city's mining review process.