The next Focus On Community, August 15th, will be hosted by Juneau’s Veterans For Peace. Their program, titled “Peace Talk”, will examine the results of the VFP national convention, convening in Portland August 6-7, 2011. The most controversial issue at the convention is a proposed resolution calling for the impeachment of President Obama for his war policies, including the Libya incursion. One of the show’s hosts, Rich Moniak, is attending the convention and will speak about it on the program.
- Alaska Native people gather before Alaska Day in Sitka to share knowledge and to heal.
- When you toss a candy wrapper in the trash in five Southeast Alaska communities, you’re sending it on a thousand-mile journey to a Lower 48 landfill.
- The Canadian DJ collective is playing Centennial Hall with Woosh.ji.een Dance Group. They combine traditional Pow Wow songs with elements of hip-hop to promote inclusivity and representation of First Nations peoples.
- It’s not clear whether independent Gov. Bill Walker will run in the primary. A campaign spokesperson said Walker could not comment because it is a pending legal matter to which the state is a party.