Juneau avalanche threat and preview of the Juneau Voices Project

Families with homes nestled into the mountainsides of Juneau, cast a nervous eye to the sky all weekend. Avalanche danger is at its peak, forcing some to evacuate.

On Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at why that threat won’t go away anytime soon.

Guests: Tom Mattice, Emergency Programs Manager, City and Borough of Juneau. Kanaan Bausler, Board Member, Coastal Alaska Avalanche Center.

An avalanche from Mt. Juneau on Jan. 4, 2021. Juneau’s avalanche danger is considerable, and conditions are forecast to get worse. (Screenshot of social media video)

Also on Monday’s show, travel back in time with a preview of the Juneau Voices Project, which launches this week. Stories you can hear on a self-guided tour of downtown Juneau.

Guests: Ryan Conarro, and Lillian Petershoare, two artists who collaborated to bring this oral history project to fruition.

A sign that’s part of the Juneau Voices project is posted outside the Alaska State Museum on Whittier Street. (Photo by Pablo Arauz Peña/KTOO)

Rhonda McBride hosted Juneau Afternoon on Monday, March 1, 2021, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at KTOO.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.