The National Geographic Society with its motto “inspiring people to care about the planet” was officially incorporated on the 27th of January 1888. Gavin and Wyatt pause to rest their paws before trekking to the top of the snowy mountain while John saves his feet by the feat of exploring the confines of the music library. As the sun comes up over the mountain, you can join the National Geo birthday by tuning to Crosscurrents, 1/27 at 8 a.m.
- The law establishes Alaska as the second state in the nation to recognize Indigenous Peoples Day on the second Monday of October, replacing Columbus Day.
- U.S. Senate leaders postponed a vote on their health care reform bill, but Alaskans opposed to the bill aren’t letting up. One Alaskan, a three-time cancer survivor, went to Washington to make his pitch directly.
- Oprah Winfrey and some of her friends will be cruising through Alaska next month. Forbes reports that the seven-day Holland America cruise "Share the Adventure" departs from Seattle on July 15 on July 15. The 2,104-passenger ship will visit Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka and other Alaskan sites.