Dec. 6, 2022: “Earnest Drinker” examines relationships with alcohol and sobriety

Screenshot from the teaser trailer of “Earnest Drinker” from Juneau filmmaker Scott Burton (image courtesy of Authentimedia)

In the first teaser trailer for “Earnest Drinker,” Juneau-based filmmaker Scott Burton asks, “What’s your relationship with alcohol?” In his personal experience, it has included both fun times and depression, inspiration and anxiety, confidence and addiction, bottle-rocket highs and in-the-gutter lows. “I jumped into bed with alcohol at age 14 and we’ve been loving and fighting for over forty years.” Burton stopped drinking alcohol in January of 2020, and through “Ernest Drinker” he examines the terminology used by society to talk about alcoholism, sobriety, and recovery. On today’s show, he sits down with host Katie Bausler to share more about the film and how it came to be.

Also on today’s show, the Juneau Symphony will be here to tell us about their Holiday Cheer concerts next weekend. Juneau Audubon Society will preview their upcoming talk “Red Knots of Controller Bay,” and representatives from the United Way will give us the highlights of their fundraising campaign.

Andy Kline, United Way
Wayne Stevens, United Way
Charlotte Truitt, executive director, Juneau Symphony
Sally Smith, Juneau Symphony
Scott Burton, Authentimedia
Brenda Wright, board member, Juneau Audubon Society
Jenell Larsen Tempel, biologist and presenter, Juneau Audubon Society

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