The Windy Ridge Round-Up launched the 2011 KRNN Concert Series. It was a great night of music, community and fun. Collette Costa and Scott Burton hosted an amazing reunion of the Juneau folk music scene pioneers and torch-bearers, including Andy Ferguson, Jack Fontenella, Betsy Sims, Andrew Heist, and Sergei Morosan. A huge thanks goes to Scott for preparing the recording for radio and our website.
All photos here are by John Hutchins. you can check out more from that night here.
- Juneau Bar Association asks Gov. Walker to consider geographic diversity before making his selection.
- Many of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of problems in these mostly Native school districts. Those working in the schools say it’s time for radical changes.
- The festival sold out in record time this year.
- Inuit leaders and organizations from Canada have been lobbying the U.S. for the last year. Polar bear sport hunting is an important industry to the Inuit economy.