Join our studio audience in Juneau at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, for Forum@360: Political Satire by Alaska Robotics, or watch it live at 360north.org.
This show will feature the three funnymen behind the Alaska Robotics label: Pat Race, Aaron Suring and Lou Logan. They recently raised several thousand dollars on Kickstarter to produce six episodes of satirical news during the 2014 legislative session. We’ll talk about what they’ve got in the works, the role of humor in Alaska politics, and how they keep their business — which sometimes includes video production for political campaigns — separate from what they do for fun.
The audience will have a chance to ask questions, too. If you can’t make it, you can submit questions for our guests by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Alaska Robotics” in the subject line, or tweet us with the hashtag #Forum360 and mention @360North.
The one hour show starts at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:45.
Forum@360: Political Satire by Alaska Robotics is scheduled to air on on KTOO-FM at 7 p.m. Jan. 16, and on 360 North television at 8 p.m., Jan. 17.
- It aims to preserve Alaska Native culture by giving tribes and tribal organizations the ability to oversee local child welfare problems, rather than social workers coming in from outside their communities. That often results in children being removed from their communities.
- Dressed in full Gwich’in regalia, Potts recounted growing up in a modest dirt-floor hunting cabin in Eagle, losing someone close to suicide, and taking the conventions theme of strength in unity to get back to enjoying life again.
- The Juneau School District wants to consolidate its two high school football programs and cheer squads. Superintendent Dr. Mark Miller said at a press conference Thursday afternoon that the decision to send a formal request to the Alaska School Activities Association has been two years in the making.
- Three helmets, two hats, a headdress and a beaded shirt are from as far back as the 1600s to about 1890. They will be stored through the National Park Service, with access being granted to the Tlingit clans.