Juneau Afternoon

Juneau Afternoon is locally produced and airs on KTOO 104.3 FM from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. It’s repeated at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO 104.3 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 907-463-6473, or email juneauafternoon [at] ktoo [dot] org. Send pictures for Foodie Friday and other segments to juneauafternoon [at] ktoo [dot] org.


Wednesday, November 24th: Douglas holiday festivities. Helping Hands Foodbank benefit for New Year’s. Christmas tree sales fund swim team travel.

After the turkey, the trimmings and time out for family and friends, there’s more holiday fun to enjoy. On Friday night at six, just drive across the bridge to Douglas for some of the events planned by the Douglas Fourth of July Committee, which also organizes festivities for the day after Thanksgiving. From a Christmas…

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Tuesday, November 23rd: Anticipation builds for return of Juneau Public Market. Southeast Senior Services Caregiver education series offers helpful communication tools. Gunalchéesh, a show that celebrates Alaska Native languages.

From Dillingham to Bellingham and beyond, the Juneau Public Market is back with in-person shopping. Today, on Juneau Afternoon, two homegrown businesses from Southeast Alaska talk about why they will be among 125 vendors, who have signed up. And an update on some of the COVID-safety steps being taken for the market,  including proof of…

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FRIDAY, November 19th:  Yaadachóon, the journey of a Juneau canoe. UAS Tidal Echoes journal seeks submissions. Southeast Alaska Food Bank food drive. Theatre in the Rough performs “An Inspector Calls.”

Yaadachóon, pronounced, “yah-dah-choon,” is the name of an aluminum replica of a traditional Lingít canoe, soon to be a fixture on the Juneau waterfront.  In Lingít, the word means straight ahead or going forward. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Robert Mills, the artist who designed the canoe, talked with KTOO’s Rhonda McBride about the canoe’s journey,…

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Thursday, November 18th: ANCSA@50. The Journey Continues Companion Radio Broadcast. Emil Notti inducted into the National Native American Hall of Fame. The early years of ANCSA

The 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act has put many Native leaders in the spotlight, including Emil Notti, who was the first president of the Alaska Federation of Natives. Notti was recently inducted into the National Native American Indian Hall of Fame for his advocacy of Native land rights. On this episode…

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Wednesday, November 17th, 2021: Mothertrucker, a book about the power of female friendships and healing. Farai Chideya, host of Our Body Politic. The story behind “Juneau Grown,” a Montessori Borealis student business.

Amy Butcher teaches creative writing at Ohio Wesleyan University, but her Alaska connections run deep. She spends her summers teaching students at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp and most recently came out with a book called “Mothertrucker,” a portrait of a long haul driver on the Dalton Highway, who commanded respect in a male-dominated business.…

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Tuesday, November 16th: Native Arts and Culture Foundation awards two Juneau artists, Steven Blanchett and Lily Hope, $100,000. Southeast Senior Services legal planning webinar. First annual Dan Austin Memorial Winter Clothing Drive  

Two Juneau artists, active in promoting Alaska Native culture through the arts, will get help to pursue their work. The Native Arts and Culture Foundation awarded Steven Qacung Blanchett and Lily Hope, each $100,000. On this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Sheli DeLaney will talk with both artists about how they use art to strengthen culture…

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Friday, November 12th: Juneau Public Market returns to in-person shopping. St. Vincent De Paul Thanksgiving baskets. Juneau Public Library celebrates Native Heritage Month. Holiday Cup Soccer Tournament. Pandemic poetry from the Burn Thompson Writer’s Group.

From hand made jewelry to pottery to knitted caps and seafood sales, the Juneau Public Market has been a favorite one-stop holiday shopping experience, that is, until the pandemic came along and forced it to go virtual. But this Thanksgiving weekend, the market returns as an in-person event. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look…

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Thursday, November 11th: ANCSA, The Women Behind the Act 

Although the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act is about to turn fifty, most Alaskans know very little about it. To hear about how this high-stakes drama changed our state forever, mark your calendars for Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. That’s when KTOO 360TV is running “ANCSA@50: The Journey Continues,” a series of films and documentaries leading…

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Photo of the UAS sign in Juneau

Wednesday, November 10th: Alaska Native Success Initiative for college students. Sioux Douglas named Philanthropist of the Year. KTOO celebrates National Public Radio Music Day. Jensen-Olson Arboretum raffle. 

 The University of Alaska, Native corporations and tribes are teaming up to help Native students not just survive, but thrive. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, Ronalda Cadiente Brown and Pearl Brower will talk about their work on the Alaska Native Success Initiative – and efforts to create a more welcoming environment for Native college students. Also…

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Tuesday, November 9th: Dementia care, with love.  UAS Day of Giving. Northern Light Unity Church bazaar. Stargazing with the Juneau Audubon Society.   

Laura Wayman is known as the “Dementia Whisperer,” and her book, “A Loving Approach to Dementia Care” offers new insights on how to help loved ones who struggle with memory problems. In Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, Wayman will offer inspiration for caregivers, as well as some practical advice. Also on this program: A day of giving…

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