Friday, August 4, 2017
Today at 3 on A Juneau Afternoon, Andy Kline hosts.
He’ll be talking with artist, Debby Bloom, about her First Friday show at Coppa;
Christie Namee Erickson and Diego Sun Woo (age 8) will be here to highlight a postcard contest at Kindred Post; as well as First Friday activities there;
We’ll talk with K. J. Metcalf about Sunday’s Hiroshima Vigil;
And Robert Sewell will be here with details about Saturday’s Douglas Island Neighbors Association Annual Celebration
At 4, tune in to KTOO for All Things Considered, followed at 6 by Alaska News Nightly. At 6:30, it’s Marketplace. Left, Right & Center, now an hour, at 7, with SNAP JUDGEMENT 8. At 9, Democracy Now; news from a Canadian perspective is on at 10 with As It Happens, and BBC News is at 11. That’s tonight on KTOO-Juneau.
- 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.