Join our studio audience in Juneau at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, for Forum@360: Political Satire by Alaska Robotics, or watch it live at 360north.org.
This show will feature the three funnymen behind the Alaska Robotics label: Pat Race, Aaron Suring and Lou Logan. They recently raised several thousand dollars on Kickstarter to produce six episodes of satirical news during the 2014 legislative session. We’ll talk about what they’ve got in the works, the role of humor in Alaska politics, and how they keep their business — which sometimes includes video production for political campaigns — separate from what they do for fun.
The audience will have a chance to ask questions, too. If you can’t make it, you can submit questions for our guests by email at email@example.com with “Alaska Robotics” in the subject line, or tweet us with the hashtag #Forum360 and mention @360North.
The one hour show starts at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:45.
Forum@360: Political Satire by Alaska Robotics is scheduled to air on on KTOO-FM at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, and on 360 North television at 8 p.m., Jan. 17.
- Gov. Bill Walker put a hold on an administrative order he issued in February, saying he needed more stakeholder feedback.
- Hundreds of people gathered Thursday at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve to celebrate the opening of a newly completed Huna Tribal House and the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary. But not everyone could make it. Tribal members and elected officials were stuck at the Juneau International Airport.
- "We’re all expecting to see this fiscal contraction and a reduction in economic indicators. But the reality is that what’s going on at the state level hasn’t hit the communities yet. It hasn’t hit Juneau yet," local analyst Meilani Schijvens says.
- Scattered throughout Alaska are hundreds of pieces of land that have been transferred to Alaska Native Corporations by the federal government.Some came with contamination. Getting them cleaned up has been a decades long process, and a new report catalogs those contaminated sites, but leaves some questions about who will orchestrate cleanup – and when.