Judi Dench, one of Britain’s most esteemed actresses and born on this day, is a five-time recipient of the British Academy Award and has been made a “Dame” of the British Empire. Gavin and Wyatt, the dogs, wait on the red carpet with a birthday celebration as John, the host, waits in the studio with an dame-worthy play list. You are invited to a “dame good” show on Crosscurrents, 12/9 at 8 am.
- The 750-mile Race to Alaska is back for a second year as 43 teams of sailors, rowers and paddlers prepared to set off from Port Townsend, Washington at 6 a.m. on Thursday.
- Hydrokinetic technology developed in Alaska’s rigorous conditions will help researchers design systems that can be used worldwide.
- Ketchikan’s Britta Adams braved the cold ocean and strong tides recently to swim more than 10 miles of the rocky Wrangell Narrows.
- As stock markets suffer, Alaskans consider UK referendum vote impacts.