Curious Juneau

In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity?

Introducing a new KTOO news feature: Curious Juneau. Starring you and your questions.

Curious Juneau is a recurring news feature driven by questions and reporting from our audience.

Are you curious about Juneau? The history of Alaska’s capital city, its places and its people? Or if you just like to ask questions, then ask away!

Mugshot of Robert Stroud at Alcatraz

Where did the Birdman of Alcatraz commit his first murder?

Many people are familiar with the story of Robert Stroud, one of the country’s most famous inmates of the last century, and how he spent over half his life in solitary confinement and gained fame for his careful study of birds and bird diseases. But many people probably don't know that Stroud was initially sent to prison for a murder he committed just a few short blocks away from the present-day Alaska State Capitol in downtown Juneau.

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