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.
Maybe it’s that childhood rhyme about sticks and stones that make us underestimate the power of words to do more than break bones. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, why a license plate, stamped with hate, has Alaska talking. Eva Gardner, John McKay, Libby Bakalar and Rebecca Braun offer their perspectives on two state personalized license plates…Read more »
For Michael and two childhood friends, growing up Black meant putting up with subtle slurs and insults — a form of racism known today as “microagression” — comments typically masked in the guise of humor, confusing to the person who is the target, sometimes devastating. Michael, who only wants to use his first name on…Read more »
It’s been almost a year since we started out on a pandemic journey with no maps guide us, headed down a dark road filled with many unknowns. So where are we now? On this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a progress report. Some of the highlights: An update on COVID-19 vaccine clinics. Guests: Robert Barr, City and…Read more »
Forest Wagner, who teaches Outdoor Studies at UAS, calls Juneau a “community of adventurers.” That’s why he says Juneau needs more people trained as Wilderness First Responders. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Wagner explains how you can become a certified responder. Some other highlights: The “Inspiring Girls Expedition.” How it uses outdoors adventures to get girls…Read more »
This Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon is presented by the Juneau Black Awareness Association. Sherry Patterson and Kay Smith talk with three Alaska women of color, who feel a connection with Vice President Kamala Harris and her multi-racial identity. What her historic rise to the vice presidency means to Fay Callam, Dr. Myandi Than and Dr. Cindy…Read more »
Many Alaskans woke up early to watch the inauguration of a new president and vice president — to take part in a collective ritual that carries the weight of tradition but also telegraphs a vision for the future. On this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, Rhonda McBride asked Alaskans to share their perspectives on the ceremony. Here…Read more »
They say politics is Alaska’s favorite sport — but this year in Juneau, no one’s sure exactly how the game is going to be played. The Senate and the House have yet to organize – and with the pandemic in the backdrop and state finances on life support, it’ll be a year that will call for some tough decisions.Read more »
As we prepare to celebrate Martin Luther King Day this month, some might ask: What would the civil rights leader have said about the social justice issues that dominate our headlines today? On Juneau Afternoon, hear two ministers reflect on the movement King started and where it’s headed now. Sherry Patterson with the Juneau…Read more »
Some of the highlights on Juneau afternoon on Wednesday, January 13, 2021: Rob Cadmus and John Hudson from the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition share an innovative plan to save an urban creek near the Nugget Mall. They will preview their presentation for the Juneau Audubon Society monthly meeting on Thursday, January 14th. (Please note: Due…Read more »
Weathering the COVID crisis: How necessity turned out to be the mother of invention for our guests on this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon. Some of the highlights: The 2021 tourism season: Liz Perry and Kara Tetley of Travel Juneau look at the challenges and the opportunities ahead. A follow-up on how COVID-relief money was used to…Read more »