Thursday’s guests included Steve Tada, Alice Hikido, and Margie Shackleford with a preview of a benefit concert for the Empty Chair Memorial Project and stories of Japanese-Americans who were interred during World War II.
Rabbi Dov Gartenberg explains some of the programs getting underway next week at NAMI, or the National Alliance for Mentally Ill.
Constitutional Convention delegate Vic Fischer remembers the late Jean Rogers, talks about writing his memoir To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s Journey, and recalls growing up in Stalinist Russia.
Nancy DeCherney of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council also swings by for a very brief edition of Arts Up.
- An email from Mike Satre of Hecla Greens Creek Mine prompted the resolutions referral back to committee. Satre urged the Assembly to work the issue through state and provincial levels rather than trying to invoke international treaties.
- PFDs would have been about $2,350 each, the highest dollar figure in dividend history.
- At a meeting held last week, the official citizens' oil spill watchdog group for Prince William Sound raised concerns about how new crews manning the vessels will be trained.
- Recent warm, dry weather in the interior has resulted in two late season wildfires. State Forestry reports sending fire fighters last night to a 1-acre blaze, located about a hundred miles northeast of Glennallen, near Chisana.