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.
- KTOO is carrying live NPR coverage of tonight’s presidential candidate debate. Coverage begins at 5 p.m.
- A drop in state funding could mean Anchorage will face a $24 million spending gap.
- In 2007, Alaska Department of Fish & Game information officer Riley Woodford profiled Beier and wrote he hand handled almost 800 bears and survived four bear attacks.