Andy Kline guest-hosted and spoke to Scott Griffiths and Jordan and Sophia of the Glacier Swim Club, Alysia Jones and Richard Carstenson about the City Museum’s solo artist show and Coffee and Collections, Lou Logan from the Jump Film Society talked about the JUMP Society’s Winter Showcase, and Nancy DeCherney gave us the rundown on art happenings in the capital city during Arts Up. Plus Writers’ Almanac, National Native News, music and more.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.
- Ten years ago, Paul Manafort "secretly worked for a Russian oligarch who wanted him to promote Russian interests," the AP's Chad Day tells NPR.