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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Friday, October 22nd: Marc Brown and his Blues Crew ready to rock at Rock Aak’w. Joe Markis on the future of Mariculture in Alaska.

    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…

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Thursday, October 21st: Test your knowledge about Black inventors

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.…

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Wednesday, October 20th: Lingít Jazz Artist Ed Littlefield to perform at Rock Aak’w. Discover Southeast’s fall children programs. LGBTQ Zombie Walk.  

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…

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Tuesday, October 19th: The pandemic and the performing arts. Juneau Ghost Light Theatre brings Dracula to the radio.  

  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…

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Friday October 15th: Rock Aak’w Indigenous musical festival. Bartlett Hospital’s new autism therapy program.

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…

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Wednesday, October 13th: CCTHITA President Richard Peterson on tribal government. Women lag behind in state study on women’s pay. Christ Lutheran Church Fall Harvest Festival.  

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…

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Tuesday, October 12th: Pandemic forces Juneau Chamber to make some difficult decisions. Juneau Symphony emerges from COVID. Arctic Cactus Hour’s Laura Chartier talks about music. Tree swallow research project.  

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…

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Friday, October 8th: Closing ceremonies for the Alaska State Museum’s “Spirit Wraps Around You” exhibit. Interfaith Justice Forum brings police and clergy together. Juneau birdwatchers prepare for Global Big Day.

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…

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