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.
- Young says he sympathizes with the 9/11 victims, but says the law allowing them to sue Saudi Arabia threatens national security and the safety of Americans deployed abroad.
- About 4,500 acres of heavily-logged forest will return to wilderness under a deal involving the federal government and a Southeast Alaska Native corporation.
- Andy Larson, 79, and Matthew Hanes, 32, hoisted from S/V Rafiki about 170 miles south of Sand Point early Wednesday.
- The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.