Rhonda McBride

Friday, April 16th: The poetry of Emily Wall. Poetry Out Loud competition. Juneau Audubon Society self-guided bird walks.  

Does there dwell within each of us an inner poet? Or, at the very least, the ability to appreciate poetry? That’s what Emily Wall believes. As a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, she’s spent years cultivating writers, while pursuing her own passion for poetry. On Juneau Afternoon today, she’ll share some of her…

Thursday, April 15th: Why income taxes aren’t color blind.

When it comes to the IRS, you’d think that the only color that matters is green. But research shows the federal tax system treats Whites better than Blacks. On  this Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at the racial disparities in taxes, banking and financial investments. Christina Michelle, from the Black Awareness Association of Juneau, is…

Wednesday, April 13th: Nick Galanin’s new record contract. Childcare training. Wanted: Some “Hunger Heroes.”

When it comes to art and music, Nick Galanin says he’s in constant pursuit of freedom and vision, and whenever possible, taps into his Tlingit and Unangax  heritage On today’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Chandre Szafran talks with Galanin about his new record contract. Also today. KTOO’s Sheli DeLaney brings you two other conversations: Sometimes you…

Tuesday, April 13th: Perseverance Theatre performs White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.  Sounds of Serenity from the Juneau Symphony. 

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is not the kind of play you’d expect to see. But with no director, no rehearsals, and a different actor every night, it’s definitely designed to keep you on edge. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, how Perseverance Theatre will perform a live-streaming version of the play. Guests: Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director. Allison…

Monday, April 12th: Juneau’s first electric bus hits the road. Retired general and university president Mark Hamilton takes some poetic license.

It’s a small step for transportation in Juneau, but perhaps a giant leap towards the city’s future. The community’s first electric bus goes into service this week. On Juneau Afternoon today, a look at what electric vehicle enthusiasts hope to learn. How it could pave the way for more electric cars on our roadways. Guests:…

Friday, April 9th: With banjo and fiddle in hand, a visit with Richie and Rosie. Tlingit optional school program. Weather science.

The pandemic put an end to Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton’s plans to perform at the Alaska Folk Festival last year. So it seems only fitting to have this New England duo return as headliners for the virtual version of the festival. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Richie and Rosie will talk with Rhonda McBride about…

Wednesday, April 7th:  Cold Country’s new album. Juneau Police Department. Juneau Museum poetry reading. Tai Chi for seniors.

Cold Country’s name may evoke scenes of winter, but they like their music hot, served up with some sizzling fiddle. They’re one of the groups featured at this week’s virtual Alaska Folk Festival. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Sheli Delaney will talk with Todd Grebe and Angela Oudean,  the couple that’s at the heart the group,…

Tuesday, April 6th: Caitlin Warbelow and Tune Supply. Juneau Community Charter School and Alaska economic trends.

They call her “Can Do Caitlin,” a fiddle-wielding Alaska entrepreneur, who came to the rescue of the Alaska Folk Festival and other musical events.   On  this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Sheli DeLaney will talk with Caitlin Warbelow about Tune Supply, the company she co-founded with Chris Ranney, which has helped to keep musicians connected…

Monday, April 5th: Innovation Summit, Montessori Borealis, Juneau Audubon Society and Folk Festival workshop

This year’s Innovation Summit is an innovation, in and of itself, presented for the first time as a virtual conference. On Monday’s Juneau Afternoon: how the Juneau Economic Development Council once again is bringing Alaska’s top innovators together to find ways local businesses can thrive in a global economy. Guest: Brian Holst, Executive Director of…