On 12/16/11 Katie B. had a conversation wtih Douglas Troubador, Buddy Tabor, in the studio. Buddy shared poetry by the Mad Monk of Folsom, Martin Williams, plus music that inspires him by blues artist Ryan McNallly of Whitehorse, and the Goodbye Babylon gospel re-issue collection. You can listen to the interview here.
- Cynthia Franklin, who helped guide Alaska's work in setting up the state's legal marijuana industry, is resigning as director of the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office.
- An online controversy spread to the halls of city government in Anchorage on Tuesday, with accusations flying about fake news, liberal media bias and a militant Islamic training camp in Wasilla that does not exist.
- Former Sen. John Glenn has died at 95. After a career as a Marine pilot, Glenn was chosen as an astronaut. He was the third American in space.
- In the past two months, 300 dead puffins have washed up on St. Paul Island, alarming residents who had only seen six carcasses over the last decade. The die-off appears to be slowing down now, but scientists say it could be the sign of a much larger ecosystem problem.