Tuesday, Part 1:  Katie Hurley Day on Juneau Afternoon

Time out on Juneau Afternoon to remember one of Alaska’s most beloved political figures — Katie Hurley, who would have turned 100-years-old this Tuesday, March 30th. Hurley died in February, a month short of reaching this milestone. But in her 99 years, her influence spanned several generations of Alaskans.

Listen to interviews with Mary Lou Sparck, who knew Hurley as her church choir director when she was ten years old. Vic Fischer, a long time friend and political ally,  also has quite a few good stories to share — from their first meeting in Territorial Gov. Ernest Gruening’s office, where she worked as an assistant — to her role as chief clerk of Alaska’s constitutional convention, in which Fischer was a delegate. 

Katie Hurley’s life in politics began as a civil servant, when she worked as Territorial Gov. Ernest Gruening’s assistant.


Join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride, as Juneau Afternoon celebrates Katie Hurley Day, 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. Here’s a link to the Hurley family’s virtual memorial. https://smww.zoom.us/rec/share/JQD8hEgICAMV59pYiPGswo5_0-7NyFRlRAz8ozu-I1OctKAU3OEpQ_Bcy0HXyLx_.wN-GbXK6yQLijVg3?startTime=1617155420000