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.


Wednesday, April 21st: Juneau Arts and Culture Center update. Goldbelt brings elders and youth together. Michael Maas’ musical work in progress. Juneau Library’s take-home poetry kit.  

  One of the rites of Spring in Juneau: an event called “Spring into Art,” which the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council hopes to use to build momentum for its new arts and culture center. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a progress report on efforts to fund the new facility. Guests: Nancy DeCherney, John Roxburgh.   …

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Tuesday, April 20th: Juneau’s response to climate change. Tapping Tlingit culture and traditions to heal the planet. UAS summer intensive courses.

So where is Juneau on its journey to address climate change? On Tuesday’s  Juneau Afternoon, you’ll hear from the Juneau Commission on Sustainability about its plans to bring the community into the conversation. Guests: Anjuli Grantham and Steve Behnke, Juneau Commission on Sustainability. And Vivian Mork, a Tlingit ethnobotanist, talks about her own personal journey,…

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Monday, April 19th: Katie Bausler’s poetic side. Juneau avalanche update. Bystander intervention, how to prevent violence

Katie Bausler wears many hats in Juneau. She’s the Bartlett Regional Hospital’s community relations director and active in the 49 Writers group, in which she promotes the work of others, sometimes through her podcast, “Active Voice.” Somehow, she also finds time to write poetry — and that’s the focus of her conversation with Rhonda McBride…

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Friday, April 16th: The poetry of Emily Wall. Poetry Out Loud competition. Juneau Audubon Society self-guided bird walks.  

Does there dwell within each of us an inner poet? Or, at the very least, the ability to appreciate poetry? That’s what Emily Wall believes. As a professor at the University of Alaska Southeast, she’s spent years cultivating writers, while pursuing her own passion for poetry. On Juneau Afternoon today, she’ll share some of her…

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Thursday, April 15th: Why income taxes aren’t color blind.

When it comes to the IRS, you’d think that the only color that matters is green. But research shows the federal tax system treats Whites better than Blacks. On  this Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon, a look at the racial disparities in taxes, banking and financial investments. Christina Michelle, from the Black Awareness Association of Juneau, is…

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Wednesday, April 13th: Nick Galanin’s new record contract. Childcare training. Wanted: Some “Hunger Heroes.”

When it comes to art and music, Nick Galanin says he’s in constant pursuit of freedom and vision, and whenever possible, taps into his Tlingit and Unangax  heritage On today’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Chandre Szafran talks with Galanin about his new record contract. Also today. KTOO’s Sheli DeLaney brings you two other conversations: Sometimes you…

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Tuesday, April 13th: Perseverance Theatre performs White Rabbit, Red Rabbit.  Sounds of Serenity from the Juneau Symphony. 

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit is not the kind of play you’d expect to see. But with no director, no rehearsals, and a different actor every night, it’s definitely designed to keep you on edge. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, how Perseverance Theatre will perform a live-streaming version of the play. Guests: Leslie Ishii, Artistic Director. Allison…

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Monday, April 12th: Juneau’s first electric bus hits the road. Retired general and university president Mark Hamilton takes some poetic license.

It’s a small step for transportation in Juneau, but perhaps a giant leap towards the city’s future. The community’s first electric bus goes into service this week. On Juneau Afternoon today, a look at what electric vehicle enthusiasts hope to learn. How it could pave the way for more electric cars on our roadways. Guests:…

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Friday, April 9th: With banjo and fiddle in hand, a visit with Richie and Rosie. Tlingit optional school program. Weather science.

The pandemic put an end to Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton’s plans to perform at the Alaska Folk Festival last year. So it seems only fitting to have this New England duo return as headliners for the virtual version of the festival. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Richie and Rosie will talk with Rhonda McBride about…

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