Monday, April 12th: Juneau’s first electric bus hits the road. Retired general and university president Mark Hamilton takes some poetic license.

It’s a small step for transportation in Juneau, but perhaps a giant leap towards the city’s future. The community’s first electric bus goes into service this week.

Juneau’s first electric bus hits the road this week (Photo courtesy of the City and Borough of Juneau).

On Juneau Afternoon today, a look at what electric vehicle enthusiasts hope to learn. How it could pave the way for more electric cars on our roadways. Guests: Duff Mitchell, Juneau Hydro Power. Devon Kibby, Juneau Electric Vehicles Association. 

When Gen. Mark Hamilton was president of the University of Alaska, he also wrote poetry, a passion of his that goes back to his days as a teenager.

Also, while you probably know that Mark Hamilton is a retired general and former president of the University of Alaska,  perhaps you didn’t know he’s a poet. He shares a few of his poems with us on Juneau Afternoon — and talks about how our modern world needs poetry today, more than ever.

Join Rhonda McBride for Juneau Afternoon, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.