Monday at 3 on KTOO-FM on A Juneau Afternoon, Tune in KTOO on December 23 at 3pm for the radio debut of our new series the “Writers’ Showcase”. The inaugural program is holiday themed and includes the works of Alaska authors read by actors before a live studio audience. Think: Selected Shorts, Alaska Style. Writers include Heather Lende, Geoff Kirsch, Clint Farr, Joan Pardes and Rockwell Kent. Actors include Christina Apathy, Shona Strauser, and Ryan Conarro. That’s the Writers’ Showcase, Monday, December 23rd at 3pm on KTOO-FM.
- Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers, affecting two in five executive branch workers.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.