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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Monday: Former Lt. Governor Valerie Davidson takes on a new challenge

Valerie Davidson has been tapped as interim president of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, following the resignation and death of its previous chairman and president. It’s not the first time Davidson has had to step into a new job to calm troubled waters. In Gov. Bill Walker’s administration, where she served as commissioner of…

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Friday: Tracking the elusive Sitka black-tailed deer, Peter Metcalfe’s big adventure and a heat pump webinar.

Scientists have a lot of ways to track the Sitka Black-Tailed Deer. GPS collars. Game camera photos. But the main tool, is, well, poop. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, find out what piles of this stuff reveals about this elusive ungulate of the rain forest. Guest: Dan Eacker, Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Also on…

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Cookies, robots and economic development: What do they have in common? 

From Girl Scout cookie sales to robotics competitions, to developing the Capital City’s economic potential, it all comes together on Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon. Maybe it’s a matter of scale, but there’s a common thread – how business and innovation go hand-in-hand. Highlights: Samoas and Thin Mints. COVID or not: cookie sales continue. Find out about…

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Juneau Police Department uses virtual reality to train officers in crisis intervention

Many 9-1-1 calls involve a range of mental health issues that police officers haven’t been trained to deal with. The Juneau Police Department hopes to change that with a new virtual crisis training program. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, Deputy Chief Dave Campbell talks about the new virtual reality simulator the department is using to train…

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