Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, April 5, 2012. In the spirit of the KTOO pledge drive this week, the show guests will all focus on the topic of giving and contributing to the community. Host Adrien Lopez will interview Kirby Day, Director of Shore Operations for Princess Cruises, Pacific Northwest and Alaska, and Bob Janes, owner of Gastineau Guiding. They will discuss the the tourism industry’s contributions to Juneau and Alaska (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, I’ll talk with Mike Walsh, MPA, Ph.D, Vice President of Operations for the Foraker Group, and Cassandra Stazler, Communications Manager for the Rasmuson Foundation (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
The U.S. Senate is working on the health care bill, and Alaska health commissioner Valerie Davidson is in Washington, D.C., to meet with Alaska's senators, Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski.
One-quarter of Alaska's population currently is covered by Medicaid.
Uber and Lyft are negotiating with the City and Borough of Juneau over the collection of the city's sales tax. The companies insist it's the drivers' responsibility to collect and remit the 5 percent tax on fares.
MudroomsReal people. real stories. Live, on stage. “Mudrooms” is a community-powered monthly event in Juneau, where real people tell real stories, live. Anchorage has “Arctic Entries”. In Juneau, we’re just as sophisticated – just a little muddier. Mudrooms’ creators are Amanda Compton and Alida Bus. Audio production by Marc Wheeler.
Focus On Community“Focus on Community” is an hour long, public affairs program hosted by different volunteer, community members each week. The format ranges from in-studio discussions, to live call-ins. Topics vary from peace initiatives to mental health problems to hotly debated town issues. Any and all community members are invited to present a show idea and work with us to bring it the air.
Telling Tales with Ms. GEach week, host, Ms.G, reads a selection of writing based around a given theme. Audio of her show is available the following day here on our website.