Rhonda McBride

Wednesday, January 19th: Inspiring Girls Expeditions. Carin Silkaitis, new UAS Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences. Juneau Youth Services therapeutic foster care program. Big Brothers, Big Sisters take part in National Mentoring Month.      

To lead and succeed. That’s the motto of the Inspiring Girls Expeditions program, which uses art and wilderness exploration to encourage more young women to pursue careers in science. On this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at a summer science and art program for high school girls. How to apply for tuition-free expeditions that include…

Tuesday, January 18th: Tongans in Juneau ask for prayers after volcano eruption and tsunami. Ed Schoenfeld and Betsy Longenbaugh research Juneau’s homicide history.

Fear and anxiety grows for the Juneau relatives of families in Tonga, after an underwater volcano eruption and tsunami cut off communications with the outside world. On Tuesday’sJuneau Afternoon,  Rashah McChesney talks with a group of Tongans about how they are coping as they wait and hope for news from home. Also on this program:…

Thursday, January 13th: Martin Luther King’s Legacy — Passing the torch to the next generation.  

  As Martin Luther King Day approaches, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau looks, not only at the civil rights leader’s legacy, but how future generations can embrace his message. Sherry Patterson hosts this Thursday’s Culture Rich Conversations. She asks two ministers to reflect on King’s work in the early days of the civil rights…

Wednesday, January 12th: Studio dedicated to Jeff Brown, longtime KTOO staffer and trailblazer. Wearable Art Show returns as in-person event. Juneau Public Library monthly update.

KTOO radio operated out of a broom closet at the Juneau Douglas High School, when Jeff Brown first began volunteering at the station in 1975, the start of a long career that shaped KTOO as an important voice for the community . On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO is dedicating one of its state-of-art studios to…

Tuesday, January 11th: A helping hand for Juneau businesses that lost cruise ship revenue. Diabetes prevention. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the Bahamas.   

Some hardship grants are available for Juneau businesses that depend on large cruise ship passengers. On  this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at what businesses may qualify. Also on this program: An intensive diabetes prevention program is about to get underway aimed at helping its participants reclaim their health through better food choices, exercise and…

Thursday, January 6th: New Year’s Resolutions vs. New Year’s Intentions  

  Do you already feel your resolve weakening over some of your New Year’s resolutions? Research shows that only a small percentage of us actually succeed in keeping them. But hey, don’t stress out. Instead, enjoy a laid-back, playful conversation on this Thursday’s program from the Black Awareness Association of Juneau, which looks at reframing…

Thursday, December 23rd: Kwanzaa, a celebration of community, family and culture.

There are seven days of Kwanzaa, which begin this Sunday. And on each day of this celebration, a candle is lit to symbolize  one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. On this Thursday’s Culture Rich Conversations, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau will explore this celebration of family, community and culture, which started as a…

Wednesday, December 22nd: 2021 in the Rearview Mirror 

  Before 2021 disappears in the rearview mirror, a look back at another tough year for Juneau, as the community continued to navigate coronavirus challenges in a constantly changing landscape. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, the KTOO news department will rewind the events of the past year, to pause and reflect over some of the stories…

Tuesday, December 21st: Juneau March for Voting Rights.  Healthy Holiday Eating. JAMHI Health and Wellness offers pediatric care. 

A march to promote equal access to the ballot box is planned for 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, starting at Marine Park. On Juneau Afternoon, organizers of the rally will explain why Alaskans need to stay vigilant when it comes to protecting voting rights. Also in this program: A winter solstice poem from Richard Stokes, a Juneau…

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