We’ll get a preview of tonight’s Evening at Egan presentation, Collaborative Research in SE Alaska, with guest Dr. Allison Bidlack, Director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center;
Lisa Golisek will be here to highlight youth activities this weekend at the Alaska State Museum;
We’ll get the details about Saturday’s Community Health Fair with organizer Chelsea Fields;
And we’ll talk with Nora Marks Dauenhauer, newly appointed State Writer Laureate for Alaska.
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