Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, January 26, 2012 as host Adrien Lopez interviews Larry Johansen (7 – 7:30 PM), author of “XTRATUF: An Alaskan Way of Life,” and soon to be published “Alexander Eighteen: The Story of Eighteen Wilderness Areas in Alaska.” Check out his work here and here.
In the second part of the show (7:30 – 8PM), Adrien will air a pre-recorded interview with Brian P. Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Prize Winner in Physics (and part Alaskan – graduate of Bartlett High School in Anchorage) for providing evidence that the expansion of the universe is accelerating. More on Brian P. Schmidt here.
- “Clearly those are going to be the most difficult issues that have to be solved going forward," said Republican Sen. Peter Micciche, R-Soldotna, a leader in the Senate. "I don’t think they’re going to happen in this bill.”
- On many Alaska beaches, plastic washes up faster than it can be picked up. The remote locations and mountains of plastic make Chris Pallister’s clean up work incredibly expensive.
- The unofficial mayor of Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat, passed away in the overnight hours between Thursday and Friday, according to his owners.
- The Trump administration has directed the National Park Service in Alaska and the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge to reconsider bans on certain state allowed game harvest techniques.