Friday at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Pat Moore hosts.
We’ll talk with Tom Kizzia, this week’s UAS Sound & Motion presenter about his book Pilgrim’s Wilderness;
We’ll hear an audio postcard from Scott Burton, highlighting David Walker, one of the exhibitors in this weekend’s Wearable Art show;
We talk to internationally-acclaimed pianist Piers Lane in town to perform the complete Chopin Nocturnes by candlelight;
We’ll hear the music of Daniel Kirkwood, performing Sunday at the Rookery;
We’ll get a preview of this week’s Fireside lecture on the nature of SE Alaska;
And we’ll talk with Abby Focht, this month’s featured artist at the Juneau Artists’ Gallery.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.