Friday on A Juneau Afternoon, Andy Kline hosts.
We’ll learn about the screening of the new video, The Wisdom of the Grandmothers with producer, Susan Stark Christenson;
Becky Janes, from Above & Beyond Alaska, will be here to highlight some special fundraising kayak trips;
We’ll talk with Curtis Salgado about his Juneau Jazz & Classics dance/concert on Friday;
Karen Fortwrangler, from Helping Hands, will be here to highlight Saturday’s Food Drive, STAMP OUT HUNGER.
We’ll talk with Laine Welch about her part in this weekend’s Juneau Maritime Festival;
That, Writer’s Almanac, Bird Note, music and more – live at 3 on KTOO-NEWS, repeated at 4 on KRNN, and available on demand via ktoo.org
- President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency to get money for a border wall that Congress refused to fund. He plans to divert $3.6 billion from military construction accounts, and that could drain money from Alaska projects.
- Gov. Dunleavy's proposed budget does away with about 25% of K-12 funding and cuts the University of Alaska system’s funding by 41%. Sitka School District's superintendent says, "If implemented, it will decimate public education in Alaska."
- Winter storms and blustery weather buffeting the Bering Sea this month have reduced sea ice coverage by almost 25% since late January. Sea ice in the Bering Sea is typically solid and stable this time of year, but scientists and communities are observing large areas of open water, and where there is ice, much of it is shifting.
- Anchorage resident Katie Van says she was charged undue sales taxes on clothing she bought from outside of Alaska. But LuLaRoe says they fixed their sales tax automation software and already made refunds.