Scott Burton hosts A Juneau Afternoon on Tuesday.
Women scientists from the Alaskan Brewing Company will teach us about the science of beer making. We’ll speak with the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group and hear about what it’s like to perform at Celebration. 49 Writers’ will present selections from its new podcast with author Pico Iyer. And Kindred Post and Trickster Company will preview Thursday night’s concert with all indigenous performers.
- The Alaska State Council on the Arts closed its doors Monday, making Alaska the only state without an arts council. Gov. Mike Dunleavy used a line-item budget veto to eliminate the council's funding of $2.8 million. Alaska lawmakers fell short last week in attempts to override the vetoes.
- The University of Alaska system is known as a leader in climate change research, studying melting permafrost to shrinking glaciers. But there’s growing uncertainty about the future of such projects with steep cuts to state funding.
- The civil rights group claims that the move by the governor infringes on the separation of powers laid out in Alaska's constitution. Dunleavy said he vetoed the court system funding because the state Supreme Court has ruled that Medicaid funds can be used to pay for abortions.
- Sarah James’ desire to preserve the Neetsa’ii Gwich’in way of life drove her into the thick of the battle over oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.