Friday, August 27th: Citizen Cliff Groh goes to Juneau. Singer-songwriter Hurricane Dave weighs in on politics and the PFD. Juneau Audubon Society’s weekly birdwatch. 

Cliff Groh has pretty much paid his own way to Juneau to track the special session of the legislature. A friend is putting him up at a home few blocks above the State Capitol in a neighborhood known Chicken Ridge — perhaps appropriate, since Groh says he’s been observing a game of chicken between lawmakers and the governor over the Permanent Fund Dividend.(Photo by Rhonda McBride, KTOO).

Cliff Groh says he has one job – to save the state. He acknowledges, that at this point, based on his job performance, he ought to be fired. But no one’s paying him a dime to do this work. And besides, he says he’s not giving up on solving Alaska’s fiscal crisis. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, he’ll describe what’s at stake for we Alaskans, as lawmakers ponder the state’s bottom line.

  • Also: Singer-songwriter Hurricane Dave Rush’s take on the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend, though he advises you not to take a word he says seriously.
  • And the Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week. Why some familiar birds have some new names.

Listen to the whole show:

Part 1. Political analysis from Cliff Groh about the special session in Juneau.

Alaska singer-songwriter Hurricane Dave Rush performing in an elevator (Photo courtesy of Hurricane Dave).  You can find more information about Dave on his website:


Part 2. Singer-songwriter and humorist Hurricane Dave Rush weighs in on Alaska politics and the Permanent Fund Dividend.

Part 3. Brenda Wright from the Juneau Audubon Society’s weekly birdwatching report.



Rhonda McBride is your host for this 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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