Andy Kline hosts on Friday, February 8, 2019.
State Government Reporter Andrew Kitchenman will give us the lowdown on the legislative session.
Laurie Craig, longtime naturalist with the U.S. Forest Service, will preview her Fireside Lecture on the Mendenhall Glacier Recreation Area’s infamous Bear #153.
And for Foodie Friday, we’ll meet Chad Edwards of Pucker Wilson’s who will tell us about meat dishes like the Cowboy Sundae.
That’s Juneau Afternoon on Friday: 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.