Artist Awards focus on Juneau women

Mandy Nguyen (nu-win) hosts on Thursday, July 30, 2020

Today we’ll spend the whole hour with the winners of the Rasmuson Foundation’s yearly Individual Artist Awards.

Join us as we talk with Lily Hope about her studies in Chilkat weaving and history, and learn about Annie Bartholow’s hope to create a musical album which centers the unsung histories of women who traveled to Alaska and the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Christy Namee Eriksen tells us about her upcoming YA novel in verse about growing up as a Korean adoptee, using poetry to explore themes like identity, loss, and transformation; and Corinna Cook will share some questions that have been guiding her historical and ecological research in the Yukon and Southeast Alaska, as she tries to understand our present and imagine our collective paths forward.

That’s Thursday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.