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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- The co-chairmen of the House Finance Committee revised their plans to introduce an income tax to Alaska for the first time in nearly four decades.
- The Sitka Sound sac roe herring fishery is in full swing. In less than a week, the fleet has caught over half of its quota. And while most crew members work on the water, spotter pilots fish for herring from the sky.
- A lot of eyes were on the U.S. House today, but, as Republican factions shuttled to the White House to negotiate, it was a day of waiting for most.
- Gov. Walker’s legislation creates a new definition for independent contractors that would determine whether employers have to pay to insure against on-the-job injuries.