Charles Blondin gained acrobat fame as a funambulist (rope walker) on this date in 1859 when he became the first person to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope suspended above the perilous water. Gavin repeats the high wire act as Wyatt frolics in the water below. You can listen without fear of falling as John minds his balance and swings high above the gap on Crosscurrents, 6/30 at 8 a.m.
- The mayor of Juneau was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Greg Fisk, 70, was elected to the city’s top office in October and was sworn in only five weeks ago.
- In a press conference in Paris, Obama said that climate change is probably the hardest kind of problem for politicians to solve, yet despite the hurdles, he's optimistic.
- Alaska health officials say tests have again confirmed that Alaska seafood has not been tainted by the Fukushima nuclear disaster four years ago.
- One researcher is using citizen scientists to map jellyfish blooms around the world.