The wilderness and geology explorer John Muir was born on April 21st 1838, and would become an influential naturalist and conservationist advocate. Gavin and Wyatt look to Muir for a bowl of kibble, bones, and biscuit treats for dinner while John looks to the library for a list of mountain, ice, and wild music for the show. Hikers, walkers, and ramblers of all sorts are invited to join the John Muir birthday celebration on Crosscurrents, 4/21 at 8 a.m.
- 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 104-passenger ship will visit Glacier Bay National Park, Juneau, Sitka and other Alaskan sites.
- In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 55 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the Senate GOP bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
University of Alaska Southeast tightens belt, gets creative after about a half-million dollar budget cutUniversity of Alaska Southeast Chancellor Rick Caulfield said University of Alaska Southeast will lose $400,000 - $600,000 under the current plan.