There was a short period of time, years ago, when these rare black bears were sighted in Juneau. Their silver-grey fur made people look twice. But for the most part, glacier bears are hard to find – mainly because there are so few, and their coats blend into rocky, icy terrain.
Today on Juneau Afternoon, Tania Lewis, a biologist with the Glacier Bay National Park Service, will talk about some of the genetics research into these bears.
- Americorps members will talk about the meaning of Martin Luther King Day and a Juneau campaign to help Glory Hall and AWARE, as part of Dr. King’s national day of service. Here’s a link with more information about Juneau’s MLK Day of Service.
- Juneau musician George Kuhar’s annual birthday concert.
To listen to the entire program:
Part 1. Glacier Bears. Interview with Tania Lewis, Glacier Bay National Park Service biologist.
Part 2. Americorps celebrates Martin Luther King Day. Guests: Shari Paul, Monica Wafford and Bridget Monks.
Part 3. George Kuhar, a Juneau musician and front man for Playboy Spaceman, invites you to his annual birthday concert.
Rhonda McBride hosts today’s program. You can catch Juneau Afternoon, Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The rebroadcast airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at ktoo.org.