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.
Marc Brown grew up hearing old time Athabascan fiddle playing — music that inspired him to seek his own path as a blues guitarist and singer. Today, he fronts one of Fairbank’s most popular bands, Marc Brown and the Blues Crew. Not only is he a prolific performer, but he’s recorded more than…Read more »
They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that definitely was the case for many early Black inventors, who were looking for ways to make a hard life easier. From peanut butter to the ironing board to elevator doors that close automatically, there are hundreds of important inventions discovered and developed by African Americans.…Read more »
From Lingít children’s songs to jazz riffs, Ed Littlefield has long been a musical time traveler, mixing traditional sounds from the past with modern jazz. On this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, he’ll talk about what he has in common with other Indigenous arts who will join him at the Rock Aak’w music festival next month. Also…Read more »
COVID and conflict. An ongoing dialogue for Perseverance Theatre and other arts organizations, as they make plans to return to in-person events. On this Tuesday’s Juneau afternoon, a look at some of the difficult conversations that could be ahead, as audiences are asked to wear masks and bring proof of vaccination. Also on this…Read more »
Although the Indigenous music scene has been gaining traction, Native American groups still don’t get the opportunities that mainstream artists do. But Juneau’s Rock Aak’w festival aims to change that. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Steven “Qacung” Blanchett will talk about how it’s been a longtime dream of his to bring a festival like this…Read more »
If you’re young, single, Black and live in Juneau, you’re likely to go on a date with someone from another race, given the relatively small Black population. That’s the consensus of the guests on today’s show from the Black Awareness Association of Juneau. So how well are interracial couples accepted in Juneau? And what are…Read more »
Tribal governments don’t often get a lot of recognition for all the services they provide to their members, which also benefit the communities they live in. In fact, most Alaskans know very little about tribes. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, the President of the Tlingit-Haida Central Council, Richard Peterson will give the tribal perspective on relationships…Read more »
The Juneau Chamber of Commerce is one of the prime networking organizations for area businesses, but the pandemic has forced some big changes. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, how the chamber continues to navigate COVID challenges – and why it believes vaccinations are the key to economic recovery. Also, on this program: How the Juneau Symphony…Read more »
It was like a big family reunion – a rare collection of Chilkat weaving, welcomed to the Alaska State Museum in May with dancing and drumming – and departing the same way on Saturday, in a closing ceremony. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, one last look at why this exhibit was a watershed moment for…Read more »
The color of money is green. But in this week’s program, the Black Awareness Association of Juneau looks at why our tax system and financial world are not color blind. Christina Michelle asks Adrian Duncan, a financial advisor from Compton, California, to identify some of the barriers to prosperity that people of color face, as…Read more »