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 co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.