Former Juneau resident, Juneau-Douglas High School player, and Juneau Soccer Club coach Jeremy Gleason has spent the last few weeks in Brazil watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup. He’s provided commentary on the games and the very unique cultural experience every few days during KTOO’s Morning Edition program. Below are some of the images that he’s collected from his recent stop in Salvador.
Some of the pictures include images of the cobblestone streets of the Pelourinho historical district, Bahian Independence Day celebrations, and a fried fish snack called bolinho de bacalhau.
Gleason said many American fans appeared to be heading home after the United States’ loss to Germany in the knockout round. But he planned to stick around until the final game of the World Cup.
- The cost of a single icebreaker would exceed the Coast Guard's entire yearly allotment for ship-building.
- "While I don’t think you’ll board to Beyoncé on us in the future, there might be ... a little fresher brand coming from us,” an Alaska Airlines representative told the Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce.
- Anchorage is also at the silver level as a bicycle friendly community and Juneau is at the bronze level.
- “I don’t see why the state would want to forward fund a festival built around consumption of alcohol,” said Jeff Jessee, CEO of the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority.