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.
- “Scrap it,” said Matanuska-Susitna Borough Assemblyman Steve Colligan. “We would be better off spending $500,000 to send it to the scrapyard.”
- Some 34,000 Alaskans are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits but don't apply. That's $65 million from the federal government that's not getting into local economies.
- Nick Pletnikoff, who has autism, was pepper-sprayed outside his home by Kodiak police in September. He was never charged with a crime. The family is suing for more than $100,000 plus punitive damages.
- Scalia was perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the Supreme Court. In his 29 years on the court, he achieved almost a cult following for dissents.