Longtime Alaskan musician Sean Tracey is up from Austin, Texas for the Alaska Folk Festival. He dropped into KRNN and spoke with Scott Burton about why he loves the festival, and played the four songs that he will formally release on May 1. Click below to hear the interview and the world premier broadcast of “Steamroller,” “At Least We didn’t Have Kids,” “Don’t Make Me Wait” and “Looking on the Bright Side.”
- Out-going state Ombudsman Linda Lord-Jenkins said the cases show that in the foster care system, failing to complete administrative tasks can have long-term impacts.
- Researchers say more studies, and more data collected by the updated sensor network should help climatologists determine whether Alaska’s lightning season will be getting longer.
- Hundreds of people had gathered around to try to collect oil after an oil tanker truck overturned and began leaking. Someone lighting a cigarette may have sparked the fire.
- Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.