Monday, May 3rd: “The Spirit Wraps Around You” at the Alaska State Museum. Gordon Jackson receives UAS Meritorious Service Award. Juneau Economic Development Association. Juneau weather trends. 

The exhibit that is about to open at the Alaska State Museum is called “The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles.” Curators say it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such a rare and beautiful collection of robes. Two are on loan from other museums and on their way to Juneau – among some of the oldest known weavings from the Northwest Coast.


The exhibit, entitled “The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles,” will open on Friday, May 7th, with a virtual ceremony (Photo, courtesy of the Alaska State Museum).

On this Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride to hear the story behind these robes  and the rich history of Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving.


  • The Juneau Economic Development Council casts a cautiously optimistic eye towards the summer tourism season…
  • …while the Weather Service keeps its eyes on the sky. Some of the trends this spring and how they might play out this summer.
Listen to the entire program:
Part 1.  State Museum Exhibit: The Spirit Wraps Around You. Guests:  Steve Henrikson and Jackie Manning from the Alaska State Museum. Lily Hope, weaver. 
Part 2. University of Alaska Southeast honors Gordon Jackson with a meritorious service award. Guest: Gordon Jackson. 
The University of Alaska Southeast has honored Gordon Jackson with a Meritorious Service award for his long career in public service. Jackson is of Tlingit heritage, originally from Kake.
Part 3. Pulse on the Juneau economy. Guest: Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council.
Brian Holst, head of the Juneau Economic Development Council, says Juneau is bracing for another difficult tourism season but says there are some programs to help local businesses.


Part 4. Juneau  set a number of new weather records in April. Guests:  Rick Fritsch and Kayla Tinker, Juneau National Weather Service.

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

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