Tune into the Alaska Identity Project on Thursday, May 17, 2012. Host Adrien Lopez will first interview David D’Amore, Research Team Leader – Landscape Productivity Team of the Land and Watershed Management Program at the U.S. Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station (7:00 – 7:30 PM). In the second half of the show, she’ll talk with Barney McClure, famous jazz pianist in town for Juneau Jazz & Classics (7:30 – 8:00 PM).
- 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.
- Gone are the days of throwing explosives from the air. AELP's avalanche crews trigger slides using a Daisybell, dangling about 150 feet from a helicopter. This is a cheaper -- and safer -- solution.