Today is the birthday in 1480 of Ferdinand Magellan who in 1519-1522 led the first expedition to sail around the world. Gavin and Wyatt ponder Magellan’s idea of a globe with his ship at the dock while John gathers music to inspire a “circle around” rather than an “over the edge” journey. You are invited to celebrate Magellan without falling off the edge the earth on Crosscurrents, 5/19 at 8 a.m.
- While much of the recent focus has been on the opioid crisis, a report found that alcohol use causes more economic damage.
- Eight Arctic nations, six circumpolar indigenous groups, and over 30 representatives from other countries and organizations participate in the intergovernmental forum.
- A tsunami warning drill takes place once a year, and one village in Southeast has not forgotten the importance of being ready when disaster strikes.
- Nome turns into a bit of a carnival when the Iditarod winner mushes into town. For nearly a week, racers continue arriving before the banquet that officially concludes each year’s Iditarod.