Although Juneau lies across the continent from the epicenter of the September 11th terrorist attacks, a number of Juneau-ites have a direct connection to the events of that day. To name a few: Libby Bakalar, Dorlisa Nazario, Christina Apathy and Dr. Destiny Sargeant.
On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9-11, they talk with KTOO’s Rhonda McBride about how September 11th changed not only the course of their lives but also the course of the country.
Also, we’ll hear from the designer of the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club’s 9-11 memorial, how it was one of the first of its kind in the nation and why every anniversary is an opportunity for both local organizations and individuals to rededicate themselves to public service, in honor of those who lost their lives on 9-11.
Listen to the entire show:
Part 1. Conversation with Libby Bakalar, Dorlisa Nazario, Christina Apathy and Dr. Destiny Sargeant. Each have a direct connection with the terrorist attack in New York City.
Part 2. Royal Hill, Sr. from Hoonah was commercial fishing during the 9-11 terrorist attacks. As a Viet Nam veteran, he feared history would repeat itself.
Part 3. Brent Fischer, Debbie Penrose-Fischer and Michelle Strickler give an update on Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club’s 9-11 memorial, which got a facelift in time for the 20th Anniversary of 9-11.
Part 4. Brenda Wright from the Juneau Audubon Society remembers the day that the skies went silent after the terrorist attacks. She also gives her Friday birdwatching report, which features the Long-tailed Duck, the Downy Woodpecker and the Northern Saw-whet Owl.
Juneau Afternoon airs Tuesday through Friday, 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.