Thursday’s guests included Steve Tada, Alice Hikido, and Margie Shackleford with a preview of a benefit concert for the Empty Chair Memorial Project and stories of Japanese-Americans who were interred during World War II.
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg explains some of the programs getting underway next week at NAMI, or the National Alliance for Mentally Ill.
Constitutional Convention delegate Vic Fischer remembers the late Jean Rogers, talks about writing his memoir To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s Journey, and recalls growing up in Stalinist Russia.
Nancy DeCherney of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council also swings by for a very brief edition of Arts Up.
- Indian Country status in Alaska would afford the same protections as reservation lands in the Lower 48.
- To many, ivory means dead elephants wasting away in the sun. "What they don’t see is walrus ivory, legal harvest, food on the table, economic benefit to rural Alaskans,” says biologist Gay Sheffield.
- “We don’t want to move quickly at all costs,” said Alaska BP regional manager David VanTuyl. “We don’t want to rush into the largest energy project in North America that only ends up losing lots of money for all of us.”
- Sealaska’s newest board member will continue to push for election and management changes. At least one long-time board member says she's willing to listen.