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, August 11th: AWARE’s Nurturing Parenting program. Perseverance Theatre’s new season. Climate Fair at Overstreet Park. Juneau Animal Rescue’s Whales for Tails cruise.

Parenting is never easy under the best of circumstances but even tougher for those struggling with addiction or substance abuse. On Juneau Afternoon, a look at how AWARE is working to support those parents through its Nurturing Parenting program. Also, today: Perseverance Theatre’s upcoming season and its focus on a theme of “connection.” Also coming…

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Friday, August 6th: McKie Campbell’s new novel, North Coast. Mary McEwan featured at the Juneau Artist’s Gallery. Celebrating 75 years of the Golden North Salmon Derby. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

From legislative staffer — to Governor Wally Hickel’s chief of staff — to Governor Frank Murkowski’s fish and game commissioner, McKie Campbell has worn a lot of political hats over the years. But on this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Campbell will wear his most recent – a writer of outdoor adventure novels, with a little romance…

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Wednesday, August 4th: Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards announced. Juneau Police Department gears up for the school year. Juneau Douglas City Museum. Skagway Expose.

The winners of the Juneau Arts and Humanity Council’s Kathy Kolkhorst Ruddy Awards will be announced on Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon. JAHC recognizes artists in a number of areas: arts in education, inspirational leadership, volunteerism as well as individual and lifetime achievement. Also on Wednesday’s show: The Juneau Police Department looks ahead to the start of…

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Friday, July 30th: Rico Worl’s raven story stamp. Alaska Women Speak’s 25-year anthology. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

Friday was a big day for Juneau, starting with a downtown ceremony  to mark the release of a new U.S. Postage stamp, designed by a local artist. On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Rico Worl will talk about how he incorporated his Tlingit heritage into his Raven story stamp – and how an art director for the…

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Thursday, July 29th: Being Black in the Military, Part 2.

In this Thursday’s program from the Black Awareness Association: Part two of Christina Michelle’s conversation with three military veterans. How they feel pride in serving their country — yet hope future soldiers won’t have to experience the pain and heartbreak of racism. Listen to the program: (Please note, this episode originally aired on November 19…

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Wednesday, July 28th: Jon Hays and the Juneau Piano Series. An encore for the Juneau Volunteer Marching Band. Lessons on feeding the future from Juneau Composts.   

If the Wilhelm Schimmel concert piano tucked away at Centennial Hall could talk, it would probably tell you how much it craves some musical company. Jon Hays surely feels the Schimmel’s pain. After all, he helped raise the money to bring this fine instrument to Juneau – and founded the Juneau Piano Series, to make…

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Friday, July 23rd: SHI Cultural Education Conference. UAS research on ice and fungi. Juneau Audubon Society’s birds of the week.

Sealaska Heritage Institute says its annual teacher’s summit is more than just a conference — but a chance to change the educational landscape in Southeast Alaska to be more responsive to Native students. On  Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, an overview of SHI’s cultural education summit, Our Cultural Landscape Conference, why it’s just as important to teach…

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Wednesday, July 21st: Ceramics artist Mercedes Muñoz emerges from COVID isolation. The Juneau Piano Series returns. Singer-songwriter Tekla Waterfield releases a new single. 

  Mercedes Muñoz  may be a ceramics artist — but since COVID-19, she says she’s been forced to develop a talent for turning lemons into lemonade. On Juneau Afternoon today, Muñoz talks about her journey — from the devastating closure of her art show when the pandemic first set in – to how she has…

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Friday, July 16th : Remembering Romeo, the wolf who came to Juneau. Birds through the lens of Jessica Millsaps.

When Shakespeare wrote, “Romeo, oh Romeo, wherefore art though Romeo,” the playwright had no idea what those words would mean to Juneau, a community that fell in love with a black wolf named Romeo.   On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Dr. Emily Kane,  composer William Todd Hunt and writer Nick Jans talk about their hopes to…

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