Juneau Afternoon

Juneau Afternoon is locally produced and airs on KTOO from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. It’s repeated at 4 p.m. on KRNN (102.7 FM) and is available on demand below. Our hosts interview a range of guests from local business owners to artists and speakers. If it’s happening in Juneau, you’ll hear about it on the show.

If you’d like to be a guest on the program, contact us during regular business hours at 463-6473, or email juneauafternoon [at] ktoo [dot] org. Send pictures for Foodie Friday and other segments to juneauafternoon [at] ktoo [dot] org.

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Thursday, July 29th: Being Black in the Military, Part 2.

In this Thursday’s program from the Black Awareness Association: Part two of Christina Michelle’s conversation with three military veterans. How they feel pride in serving their country — yet hope future soldiers won’t have to experience the pain and heartbreak of racism. The Black Awareness Association of Juneau’s Culture Rich Conversations show airs every Thursday…

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Wednesday, July 28th: Jon Hays and the Juneau Piano Series. An encore for the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band. Lessons on feeding the future from Juneau Composts.   

If the Wilhelm Schimmel concert piano tucked away at Centennial Hall could talk, it would probably tell you how much it craves some musical company. Jon Hays surely feels the Schimmel’s pain. After all, he helped raise the money to bring this fine instrument to Juneau – and founded the Juneau Piano Series, to make…

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Friday, July 23rd: SHI Cultural Education Conference. UAS research on ice and fungi. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

Sealaska Heritage Institute says its annual teacher’s summit is more than just a conference — but a chance to change the educational landscape in Southeast Alaska to be more responsive to Native students. On  Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, an overview of SHI’s cultural education summit, Our Cultural Landscape Conference, why it’s just as important to teach…

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Wednesday, July 21st: Ceramics artist Mercedes Munoz emerges from COVID isolation. The Juneau Piano Series returns. Singer-songwriter Tekla Waterfield releases a new single. 

  Mercedes Munoz  may be a ceramics artist — but since COVID-19, she says she’s been forced to develop a talent for turning lemons into lemonade. On Juneau Afternoon today, Munoz talks about her journey — from the devastating closure of her art show when the pandemic first set in – to how she has…

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Friday, July 16th : Remembering Romeo, the wolf who came to Juneau. Birds through the lens of Jessica Millsaps.

When Shakespeare wrote, “Romeo, oh Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo,” the playwright had no idea what those words would mean to Juneau, a community that fell in love with a black wolf named Romeo.   On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Dr. Emily Kane,  composer William Todd Hunt and writer Nick Jans talk about their hopes to…

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Thursday, July 15th: Shayla Copa, designer and author, scopes out Juneau for her next book next book

From fancy recipes to lavish dinner décor, Shayla Copas’ “Four Seasons of Entertaining” is all about living large. Copas, who is a designer from Little Rock, Arkansas, promises her next book will be more down to earth and will include a chapter that features Juneau. It will be called “Four Seasons of Celebration.” On Thursday’s…

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Wednesday, July 14th: Erin Heist’s album, a work in progress. A challenge from the Alaska Design Forum. UAS recognized for its campus living experience. Juneau Public Library. 

Although Erin Heist is a familiar name in the Southeast Alaska folk music scene, she’s never recorded an album. Until now. On  Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, she’ll share one of the songs from her first recording project. Also on Wednesday’s show: How you can help the Alaska Design Forum create a new card game. Campus life…

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Friday, July 9th: Gary Radford, pushing the limits of endurance at age 64. New life for old fishing nets. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

  It’s not every day that someone comes to Juneau, who has bicycled from the Florida Keys to Prudhoe Bay. But Gary Radford will take time out from his visit with his daughter to share his story on Juneau Afternoon. He finished his 6,000-mile trip two years ago. And now at the age of 64,…

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Thursday, July 8th: Goldbelt Heritage Foundation Culture Camp

The Goldbelt Heritage Foundation’s summer camps are a time when young people are encouraged to explore their roots in Southeast Alaska’s Native languages and culture. High school students can even earn college credit. The program is also designed to help kids keep their learning skills sharp, so they are ready to dive back into their…

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