Wednesday, September 7, 2022: CBJ COVID-19 Update. Kathy Kulkhorst Ruddy arts awards announced. Gigi Monroe previews upcoming Juneau drag show season.

Clear vials of liquid on a black surface
Vials of the newly reformulated COVID-19 vaccine booster are being readied by Pfizer for distribution now that the Food and Drug Administration has authorized the shots for people 12 and older. (Pfizer Inc.)

If you’ve been infected with COVID-19, how long should you wait to get a vaccine booster shot?  What versions of the virus does the new vaccine protect against?  Where can you get the updated booster shot?

On this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, the answers to those questions and an update on the prevalence of the virus in Juneau.

Also on this program:

  • Kathy Kulkhorst Ruddy Awards for the arts presented Saturday.
  • Gigi Monroe on September’s Juneau Drag show.
  • On Garden Talk: How to divide or split perennials into multiple plants to give the roots some room to grow.

Sheli DeLaney hosts this Wednesday’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

For more information about Juneau Afternoon or to schedule time on the show, email Please schedule early. The show is often booked one to two weeks in advance.




Part 1: New COVID booster shot availability in Juneau.

Guests: Robert Barr, Deputy City Manager, City and Borough of Juneau.
Although the urgency is not the same as it was in the beginning of the pandemic, the City and Borough of Juneau still maintains that the need for protection from COVID-19 still exists.

Part 2: Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Recognizes artists, businesses and supporters of the arts.

Guests: Reggie Schapp, Operations Manager. Kathleen Harper, Centennial Hall Manager.
In honor Kathy Kulkhorst Ruddy, a lover and supporter of the arts, the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council recognizes artists, local businesses and patrons of the arts each year.  This year the following people will be recognized

  • Bing Carrillo, Patron of the Arts 
  • Melissa Leeanne Bakes, Inspiration and Innovation in the Arts. 
  • Michael Bucy, Arts in Education. 
  • Charles Rohbacher, Lifetime Achievement in the Arts. 
  • Wooshkindein Da.aat / Lily Hope Weaver Studio, Business Leadership in the Arts 
  • Theater Alaska. Arts Organization 
  • Annie Calkins, Volunteer for the Arts


Part 3: Gigi Monroe: Champagne Brunch drag shows.

(Image courtesy of Gigi Monroe)
Guests: Gigi Monroe, Drag show producer and performer.
Gigi Monroe, one of Juneau’s favorite drag queens, talks about her upcoming monthly series of drag shows that include a champagne brunch,

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