Friday at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.
We’ll get a preview of Sunday’s concert by The Alaska String Band and Link Union from the mandolinists from each band, Linda Zahasky and Rachel Link;
We’ll spotlight The Aurora Projekt, with owner Scott Baxter;
C. B. Barnard will talk about his new book, Chasing Alaska;
And we’ll talk with storyteller Tom Cosgrove, pianist Doug Badilla of Jazzberry, and Dave Stout, who creates copper flame pins, three participants in in this week’s Food Truck Friday.
That, Writer’s Almanac, Bird Note, music and more, today at 3 on KTOO-NEWS.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.