With our news listeners in mind, I asked local expert TJ Cramer, better known as Manner, to explain what hip hop is and help me out with the terminology of the trade. Manner helps organize the Word 2 the Wize hip hop battles around southeast Alaska and performs with Diatribe NW and his new group Get on Down with Your Bad Self that is a collective of members from as far as Seattle.
Look for Manner at the upcoming event Mask and Glove happening at Rockwell on July 6th.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.