Sheli DeLaney hosts on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.
We’ll meet Haida carver Donald Varnell and preview his show at the Alaska State Libraries Archive and Museum. Oil painter Crystal Cudworth will highlight her show at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. The Juneau World Affairs Council will highlight their dinner and trivia event WorldQuest. And we’ll hear how we can support middle school jazz musicians.
Interview with Donald Varnell and Jackie Manning, State Libraries Archive and Museum:
Interview with Carl Broderson, JWAC WorldQuest:
Interview with Crystal Cudworth and Elissa Borges, Juneau Douglas City Museum:
Interview with Lance Lawhorne, DHMS Band Boosters Jazz Benefit Dinner:
That’s Juneau Afternoon on Wednesday: 3 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 FM, and repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN 102.7 FM.
- 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.