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.
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.
Part 3. Pulse on the Juneau economy. Guest: Brian Holst, Juneau Economic Development Council.
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 KTOO.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.