Christy NaMee Eriksen may be best known in the Juneau arts community as an organizer of the Woosh Kinaadeiyi open mic and poetry slam. She also teaches poetry and spoken word, or performance poetry, in Juneau schools and community organizations. Eriksen identifies as a writer, multidisciplinary artist, and community activist, and recently combined these passions to produce a CD called “How to tell if a Korean Woman Loves You.” Eriksen is throwing a release party tonight, Friday, which will include live music and performance. KTOO’s Scott Burton spoke with Eriksen to learn about the motivation for her art and the project.
- Friday is likely to be the first time uniformed Juneau police officers have marched in their sister city's Canada Day parade.
- The Missile Defense Agency announced Thursday a contract with the state-run launch facility that could be worth as much as $80 million over the next six years.
- An ordinance that would have removed the invocation, or prayer, from the start of Kenai Assembly meetings proved to be such a hot topic that it was dropped before even being officially taken up.
- The Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when Muslims fast from sun up until sun down, is drawing to a close.