Thursday, May 26, 2022: The legacy of Charles Buggs, a Juneau artist, teacher and mentor.

Trina Lynch Jackson brought some of her uncle’s masks to KTOO to show Christina Michelle, one of the hosts for Culture Rich Conversations (Photo by Rhonda McBride).

It’s been ten years since a Juneau art teacher died, but every summer his niece still  comes to the Capitol City to pay her respects.

In this week’s program from the Black Awareness Association, Christina Michelle talks with Trina Lynch Jackson about her remarkable relationship with her uncle, Charles Buggs, who fashioned elaborate masks out of brown paper bags to promote cultural diversity.

From stories about her Uncle Charles, to how George Floyd’s death inspired her to write a book a poems, today’s show is a wide-ranging conversation about art as a tool for social change.

Christina Michelle hosts this week’s program. Culture Rich Conversations is produced by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau. It airs on Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3 and rebroadcasts at 7:00 p.m. You can also listen online at


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