Alaska’s labor unions say there’s a lot to reflect upon this Labor Day holiday – especially union members, who worked in service jobs during the pandemic and put themselves at risk, while others were able to work from home.
On this Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at Labor Day as a time to recognize and express gratitude for the contributions of working men and women to the country during the pandemic.
Also in this show:
- Quinton Woolman Morgan stops by Juneau Afternoon to play a few tunes from his new CD.
- Christine Kleinhenz exhibit this month at the Juneau Artists Gallery.
- 28th annual Juneau Harvest Fair.
Andy KIine hosts Friday’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.
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Some of the things the Juneau Central Labor Council wants to highlight on Labor Day:
- Sacrifices of union workers in high risk jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- How the high percentage of union workers in Juneau also benefits non-union workers and the overall economy.
- Public service role in the community.
Quinton Woolman Morgan works on a cabin crew for the US Forest Service but has another life as a singer-songwriter. He says his new recording, Blue Stone Middle of Nothing, was released in January. He says this collection of songs was mostly written in Juneau and also features local musicians.
Mini paintings and nature scenes, inspired by Southeast Alaska scenery are Christine Kleinhenz’ stock and trade. In this conversation with Andy Kline, she talks about her exhibit this month at the Juneau Artists Gallery which features “wearable art” — in which she’s incorporated her painting into a line of jewelry.
Every year, the Juneau Community Garden Association holds a Harvest Fair at the community garden on Montana Creek Road, land the City and Borough of Juneau has made available for gardening, education and charitable uses.
Eight prizes are awarded in four categories: Most unique, most traditional, best Alaskan theme and best use of recycled items.
Andy Kline talks with Master Gardener Ed Buyarski about how the Harvest Fair, in its 28 years, has helped to expand knowledge about gardening in Juneau.