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.
- 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.