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.
- Lawmakers who represent areas outside Juneau receive $295 for each day of the special session. Juneau lawmakers receive $221.25 per day.
- Sixteen veterans of the Alaska Territorial Guard will be honored at a discharge ceremony today. Four of them are from Western Alaska.
- The historic houses in Juneau and Douglas were predominately built by miners and fishermen long before today's zoning was put into place. That's prevented homeowners from restoring or rebuilding homes in these neighborhoods without running into conflict with the city's zoning laws -- a temporary fix may be on the way.
- Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young wants to know why Americans are still fighting in Afghanistan. He has co-sponsored a bill that would end funding for the war in a year, unless the president and Congress affirm the need for it.