We’ll hear from filmmaker, Greg Cheney, tonight’s Sound & Motion presenter at UAS. He’ll talk about filming Journey On the Wild Coast, a movie about a 4.000 mile trek up the west coast of British Comumbia and Alaska which was recently shown as part of the traveling Banff film festival. Paul Gardinier, Curator of Exhibits at the Alaska State Museum will bring Fairbanks artist Sandy Gillespie by to tell us about her Frist Friday opening, and Tim Troll will introduce Marty Johnson, a 90-year old former sailboat salmon fisherman who will talk as part of a showing of photographs Troll has assembled of the 150-year history of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery; Players in the Juneau String Ensembles and Juneau Suzuki violin students will tell us about their 7 p.m. Saturday performance at Northern Light United Church, a Fundraiser for their trip to China. We’ll also hear from David D’Amore of the National Forest Service, who will be delivering tonight’s Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture about Southeast Alaska soils research.
- The series of simulated drills was known as the Arctic Chinook exercise and wrapped Thursday morning in Kotzebue, according to a Coast Guard press release.
- Scientists are trying to learn how to prevent botulism in seal oil, a main ingredient in many traditional Alaska Native foods.
- Alaska's earthquake simulator will visit Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Thursday, Sept. 1, in downtown Juneau giving residents some emergency preparedness practice at an event that promises to shake, rattle and roll.
- The creator of the Facebook page the Juneau Community Collective is running for public office and that created a problem. He had to figure out how to continue moderating political comments on the page without falling into a conflict of interest.