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.
- Plows cleared away slushy snow Saturday morning. But icy conditions persisted because state workers wanted to avoid using too much overtime. Budget cuts to the Alaska Department of Transportation will affect drivers for another winter.
- For the past three months, a magistrate judge based in Yakutat has covered Haines arraignments and other court proceedings. But this week, that changes.
- Alaska Airlines has won government approval to buy rival Virgin America after agreeing to reduce its flight-selling partnership with American Airlines.
- As the winter solstice approaches and daylight hours are short in Alaska, public safety, medical groups and other Alaska businesses are calling attention to pedestrian safety.