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.
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 ktoo.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.