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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Thursday, May 13th: Black literature in schools

It’s throwback Thursday on Juneau Afternoon, with a rebroadcast of a program produced last August on the importance of Black literature in schools. Join co-hosts Christina Michelle Patterson and Sarita Knull for a conversation with Nikitia Wilson about how students can find inspiration and hope from African American writers.   On Thursdays, Juneau Afternoon is…

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Wednesday, May 12th: Alaska Theater performs MacBeth. CBJ COVID risk status update. Juneau Library summer reading program.

MacBeth like you’ve never seen it before. Performed live and in several different outdoor locations, a completely new theatre experience for Juneau. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, we’ll hear from three actors about how Theater Alaska plans to pull this off.  Guests: Natalia Spengler, Enrique Bravo and Flordelino Lagundino.  Also: The City and Borough of Juneau…

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Tuesday, May 11th: Douglas-Dornan Foundation Fund. Alaska Science and Engineering Fair. Authors of Impossible Life.

Brian Douglas and Wythe Dornan were a young Juneau couple with a passion for community service – a legacy that lives on, long after they were killed in a car crash in 1993. Since the Douglas-Dornan Foundation was established in their memory, it has given out about a half million dollars in charitable donations. On…

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Monday May 10th:  State Museum’s “Spirit Wraps Around You” exhibit opens. Alaska Theater holds readings for two new Alaskan plays. Running towards your seventies — advice and inspiration from Mac, Kim and Peter Metcalfe on staying active.

An exhibit, 30 years in the making, opened this weekend at the Alaska State Museum. On this Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, what makes the “Spirit Wraps Around You” collection of Northwest Coast Native weaving a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Also: Two Alaskan playwrights share their new work. And the Metcalfe family of Juneau: Inspiration and advice from Kim,…

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Friday, May 6th: Zuill Bailey Juneau Jazz and Classics preview. Summer tourism outlook. Juneau Audubon Society’s Bird-a-Thon.

Think of this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon as a sampler tray for the Juneau Jazz and Classics Festival, with Zuill Bailey on hand to give you a taste of what’s on the menu. Of course his cello concerts will be one of the main courses – along with performances from a Grammy-winning guitarist, Jason Vieaux. A…

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Thursday, May 6th: Alaska Press Club recognizes Black Awareness Association

It’s “Throwback Thursday” on Juneau Afternoon,  with a look back at one of the early shows produced by the Black Awareness Association of Juneau. The episode we are rebroadcasting, “Being Black in America in 2020,” originally aired on October 2, 2020 — one of the many thought-provoking conversations the Black Awareness Association has brought to…

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Wednesday, May 5th: Juneau Police Department public safety update. Downtown Juneau walking tour. First Friday round-up.   

May is a busy month for the Juneau Police Department. From graduation, to Memorial Day, to bears coming out of hibernation, there will be lots to talk about on this Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon. Lt. Scott Erikson and Bob Dilley, the CSO lead, have this month’s public safety pointers. Also coming up… The Juneau-Douglas City Museum…

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Tuesday, May 4th: Summer learning adventures through UAF. Staying safe after your COVID-19 vaccination. Artist Marty Sharp featured at the Juneau Artists Gallery. 

The University of Alaska Fairbanks is offering more than 50 classes this summer through its 365 SMART Academy. On today’s Juneau Afternoon, find out how students K-12 can take advantage of these virtual courses, which include everything from math and science, to theatre and art – even,  hockey-stick handling. Guest: Michelle Bartlett, University of Alaska…

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Monday, May 3rd: “The Spirit Wraps Around You” at the Alaska State Museum. Gordon Jackson receives UAS Meritorious Service Award. Juneau Economic Development Association. Juneau weather trends. 

The exhibit that is about to open at the Alaska State Museum is called “The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles.” Curators say it’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such a rare and beautiful collection of robes. Two are on loan from other museums and on their way to…

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Friday, April 30th: UAS honors Pauline Kookesh Duncan and Gordon Jackson.  SEARHC Women’s Conference and Move for a Cause. Bird watching on the Eagle Beach Hiking Trail.

From the time she was a small child, Pauline Kookesh Duncan always wanted to be a teacher. But she had no idea she she would grow up to pioneer children’s books and teaching materials using the Tlingit language and culture. Gordon Jackson’s dream was to be a high school basketball coach — and while that…

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