We’ll talk with Dr. Monica Osborne of the Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies at Pepperdine University and Sol Neely of UAS about Dr. Osborne’s presentation as the final event of the Transgenerational Suffering Symposium which has run throughout April at UAS;
Kim Naylor from the Juneau Douglas City Museum will be here along with Alicia Jones, a board member of the Juneau Douglas Little Threater Group to tell us about tomorrow’s Coffee and Collections presentation; The Little Theater is collaborating with the museum to identify members of the acting company in photos and playbills from the group’s 50 years of presenting drama to Juneau;
We’ll meet the McCrea Sisters, this year’s Alaska Folk Festival Dance Artists, and Caroline Oakley, Folk Fest Guest Dance Caller;
We’ll also hear a special edition of Bird Note featuring students from Gustavus, as well as Writer’s Almanac and music from the Folk Fest guest artists.
- Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback.
- Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to celebrate the opening of a newly completed Huna Tribal House and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But not everyone could make it. Tribal members and elected officials were stuck at the Juneau International Airport.
- "We’re all expecting to see this fiscal contraction and a reduction in economic indicators. But the reality is that what’s going on at the state level hasn’t hit the communities yet. It hasn’t hit Juneau yet," local analyst Meilani Schijvens says.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.