Friday, July 30th: Rico Worl’s raven story stamp. Alaska Women Speak’s 25-year anthology. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

Rico Worl’s new stamp tells the story of how Raven stole the sun, the moon and the stars for humanity. Photo courtesy of Rico Worl.

Friday was a big day for Juneau, starting with a downtown ceremony  to mark the release of a new U.S. Postage stamp, designed by a local artist.

On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Rico Worl will talk about how he incorporated his Tlingit heritage into his Raven story stamp – and how an art director for the U.S. Postal Service discovered his work by chance.

The cover of the the new Alaska Women Speak anthology features artwork from Teresa Ascone. The editors of the anthology, MaryLee Hayes and Angie Slingluff, have mined material from more than two decades of journals. Books can be ordered from Ember Press at All proceeds from go to support the journal, Alaska Women Speak, which is published four times a year.

 Also on Friday:

  • 25 years ago, there wasn’t anything like it: A journal written by” Alaska women, “for” Alaska women. Today, Alaska Women Speak still publishes its quarterly journal of essays, poems and photographs and is out with a new anthology, showcasing work from past issues. Why Gloria Steinem calls the new volume a “portable friend.”
  • Also, in this week’s Juneau Audubon Society Birdwatch: Northern Shovelers, Blue Herons and Black Turnstones.


To listen to the entire show:


Part 1. Rico Worl tells the story of how his raven design came to appear on a U.S. Postage stamp.

Part 2. An anthology of stories, spanning more than two decades of contributions from women across the state. MaryLee Hayes and Angie Slingluff, co-editors of Alaska Women Speak, say the anthology has been a labor of love.

Part 3. Brenda Wright from the Juneau Audubon Society spotlights three birds: the Northern Shoveler, the Blue Heron and the Black Turnstone.

Rhonda McBride hosted this Friday’s program. During the summer, you can listen to Juneau Afternoon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 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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