On Wednesday’s Crosscurrents, 8 to 10 am on December 11, John Gaguine will be playing two hours of traditional Christmas music. Hear great choral ensembles like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Robert Shaw Chorale, and singers like Joan Baez and the Chenille Sisters. No Santa or Rudolph or Jingle Bells. Those will come next week, on the 18th, when Mike Godkin will be in again.
- Southeast Alaska was the area that saw the largest population losses, in part due to deaths.
- President-elect Donald Trump told The Washington Post he's close to unveiling a health care plan he expects Congress to pass soon. But GOP lawmakers are in no hurry to replace the Affordable Care Act.
- Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf is about to lose an iceberg the size of Delaware. Scientists gathering in the U.K. are scratching their heads about why it's cracking off.
- John McPhee met 32-year-old David Cornberg when the young man went by the name River Wind and was about to travel down the Yukon in an aluminum canoe.