In our eighth of 10 Folk Fest Session Red Carpet Concerts, we present Cordova-based musician and fisherman Mike Mickelson. Listeners may recognize him as the longtime guitar player for Bearfoot Bluegrass. Here is his tune “She Don’t Like My Coffee.”
The Folk Fest Session Red Carpet Concerts are a collaboration between KTOO Public Media, Juneau filmmaker Ryan Cortes, and Gustavus sound engineer Justin Smith. Watch more videos with musicians like Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, or Liz Snyder and Patrick Troll. Tune in Friday for Austin-based Shaidri Alrich and Ezra Reynolds. Our tenth and final concert with the Alaska Folk Festival’s guest artist, The Carper Family, will release on Tuesday.
- A ballot initiative aimed at protecting salmon habitat is facing stiff opposition from industry groups, unions and Native corporations in Alaska. That opposition was on full display at an Anchorage hearing on the measure this week.
- The Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority has contracted a team of real estate experts to help decide what to do with a waterfront property it put up for sale more than two years ago. But the City and Borough of Juneau and would-be developers are losing patience.
- About 50 community members waved homemade signs. Representatives from the Alaska branch AFL-CIO and Alaska Native community also spoke.
- Starting Oct. 1, the airline will fly between St. Paul and Anchorage three times per week instead of four — and between Dillingham and Anchorage two times per day instead of three.