On the Thursday of the 40th annual Alaska Folk Festival, members of the Overby Family Band, Jason and Rachel Overby, and Telsche Mae dropped by the station and we had a fun conversation. In addition to life and music in Alaska, they spoke about their involvement with three different band configurations including the Overby Family Band, Spirit of the Red City, and Ode to the Roddes. We started by listening to their recording of Freight Train from the Ode to the Roddes CD.
- Guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos are common enough at folk festivals. But one Juneau teacher has made them the standard for his elementary students.
- Mt. Edgecumbe High School's wrestling team was recognized for completing a program meant to curb sexual abuse and assault.
- The Department of Public Safety counted the most sexual assault cases per capita in western Alaska during 2015.
- At the end of the 16-year transition, only 5 million feet of old growth will be provided for small sales and specialty products.