Sheli DeLaney hosts on Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
Nurses from Bartlett Hospital will test host Sheli DeLaney’s blood on the air, and give us details on Saturday’s free cholesterol and glucose testing. We’ll meet Wildlife Wednesday presenter Yasaman Shakeri and preview the biologist’s talk on salmon-supported bears, seed dispersal and small mammals. Alaska Design Forum presenter David Buckland will preview his Wednesday evening presentation on how art and design can address climate change. And the Juneau Pride Chorus will preview their Saturday concert.
Interview with Katie Bausler and Jenny Twito, Bartlett Regional Hospital:
Interview with Yasaman Shakeri, Wildlife Wednesdays:
Interview with David Buckland, Alaska Design Forum:
Interview with Apryle McVey and LaRae Jones, Juneau Pride Chorus:
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.