Be sure to tune in to Mind Over Matter this coming Monday at 7pm on KTOO when Dr. Elaine Schroeder will interview prominent Asian scholar and human rights activist, Sulak Sivaraksa who is in town to speak at UAS and to the Juneau World Affairs Council. The focus of Monday’s show will be to examine the principals that guide Sivaraksa’s activism, those of compassion and the interconnectedness of all that lives. So join Elaine Schroeder and Sulak Sivaraksa this Monday, 7 pm on KTOO for a very meaningful dialogue.
- Heli-skiing has long been a controversial topic in Haines. The interests of the industry often clash with people who live near heliports and don’t want the noise disturbing their peace and quiet. But there’s another group that’s impacted by helicopter noise: mountain goats.
- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.