Friday, July 2nd: Juneau Community Band. Taku River flooding update. Oil painter Christine Lewis. Juneau Audubon Society birds of the week.    

The Juneau Community Marching band typically has a busy July 4th weekend, marching in both the Juneau and Douglas parades, as well as performing a concert. This year’s concert is at Marine Park on Saturday, July 3rd at 3:00 p.m.

With fireworks and parades, there’s plenty to see in Juneau and Douglas over the July 4th holiday — and quite a sound track to go with it, provided by the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band.

It was a festive Friday on Juneau Afternoon with a preview of the band’s concert this Saturday at Marine Park.


  • What caused the Taku River to rise to record levels? And does the threat of flooding remain?
  • A visit with Christine Lewis, a Juneau artist who has a passion for painting outdoors.
  • Getting to know sharp-shinned hawks, golden crowned kinglets and spotted sandpipers — a few of the birds spotlighted in the Juneau Audubon Society’s weekly birdwatch.

Listen to all the interviews:

Part 1. Juneau Community Bands. Guests: Sarah McNair-Grove, T.J Hovest and Reece Bleakley.

Part 2. Taku River Flooding. Guest: Aaron Jacobs, National Weather Service.

Part 3. A Passion for Painting. Guest:  Christine Lewis.

Part 4. Juneau Audubon Society Birdwatch. Guest: Brenda Wright

Join Rhonda McBride for Friday’s 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.

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