On June 10, 1752, legend has it that Benjamin Franklin tied a key to some string and flew his kite during a lightning storm to experiment with electricity. Gavin, the dog, watches for signs of lightning in the sky while John, the host, looks for music in the library to honor Franklin’s kite experiment. You will sense the electricity in the air as you listen to Crosscurrents, 6/10 at 8 a.m.
Under a new pilot program, several Anchorage elementary schools will have longer lunch and recess next fallThis fall, several Anchorage elementary schools will have longer lunches and recesses. It's part of a pilot program that the school district is rolling out in an effort to better meet students' needs for good nutrition and exercise.
- Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s office is considering sites in the Mat-Su Borough and elsewhere on the road system for a possible second special session, according to spokesperson Matt Shuckerow.
- Researchers are trying to determine the cause of a gray whale die-off along the West Coast, including Alaska. And they're looking at whether recent warming trends in the Arctic, and reduced sea ice, have affected their prey.
- Papua New Guinea-based company Oil Search announced Thursday it received a permit from the Army Corps of Engineers for its Pikka development, planned west of Prudhoe Bay.