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.
The first week of Coast Guard hearings into the why the Scandies Rose sank wrapped up on Friday. The crab boat set out with a crew of seven on New Year’s Eve, 2019, in icy Bering Sea conditions. Only two survived. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, why this week’s testimony could have far reaching implications for…Read more »
If it weren’t for COVID-19, Juneau would have hosted the 10th Annual Gospel and Choir Workshops. But the next best thing: a conversation on Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon with some of the presenters, who would have been here – Pastor Bobby Lewis of Harlem and Dr. Jaunelle Celaire, a professor of voice at the University of…Read more »
On Juneau Afternoon. peruse the pages of two new books that are out, with KTOO’s Sheli Delaney, host of this Wednesday’s program. One of those might make a handy reference for travel enthusiasts – “100 things to Do in Alaska Before You Die” – co-authored by Midgi Moore, a Juneau business owner and Fran Golden,…Read more »
Every organization in Juneau has had to chart a new course after the COVID-19 pandemic, especially those involving young people. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at how some groups plan to re-emerge from the COVID crisis. Some of the highlights: Two UAS student leaders reflect on how college life has changed. Guests: Kali Spencer…Read more »
Steven “Scott” McClure is a Sealaska and Goldbelt shareholder with a story to tell. He’s currently a radiation project manager for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory on the Europa Clipper Mission. He also worked on the Mars Perseverance Rover. Join KTOO’s Rhonda McBride on Monday’s Juneau Afternoon for a conversation with McClure about the Rover —…Read more »
Does the name Shelton Johnson sound familiar? Maybe you saw him in the PBS series on national parks. Ken Burns had him in every episode. He also got Oprah to go camping at Yosemite. As an African American, Johnson is passionate about making parks accessible to all Americans, something he’ll talk about in this Friday’s…Read more »
George Washington Carver is well known for inventing hundreds of products from the humble peanut — not just peanut butter, but flour, paste, insulation — even shaving cream and skin lotion. But there are fourteen other inventors the Black Awareness Association of Juneau wants to celebrate as part of Black History month, inventors you probably…Read more »
It’s only a reading of the play, Titus Andronicus — so you’ll have to see this dark Shakespearean tale, worthy of a Steven King horror film, play out in your mind’s eye. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a preview of this latest Perseverance Theatre production, known as Shakespeare’s bloodiest play. Guests: Leslie Ishii, Irene Martinko and…Read more »
February 16th is Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, in celebration of an Alaska Native civil rights activist, instrumental in the passage of a landmark anti-discrimination bill in 1945. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, we ask the question: What made this Tlingit woman the right person, at the right time, to change the course of history? Diane Benson wrote…Read more »
As Valentine’s Day approaches, a Friday full of romance on Juneau Afternoon… This show also celebrates Nathan Jackson, a renowned Tlingit carver now living in Ketchikan. Jackson recently received a $50,000 fellowship from United States Artists. KTOO’s Rhonda McBride talked with Jackson about his prize, his career and how he met his wife, Dorica,…Read more »