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.


Thursday, April 29th.  MoHagani Magnetek: In search of authenticity

On this Thursday’s Juneau Afternoon, another culture rich conversation from the Black Awareness Association of Juneau. MC MoHagani Magnetek  (pronounced: Muh-HAWG’-gun-knee  Magnetic) talks with Christina Michelle about her struggles as a Black woman on a transgender journey — in search for her authentic self —  through her poetry and well, like the name says, through…

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Tuesday, April 27th: Walk Southeast. Big Brothers Big Sisters. Remembering 9-11. Blessing of the Fleet.

You may have heard that saying: we can’t do everything, but we can all do something. And that seems to be the theme for this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon. If you want to get fit — and  also enjoy a little friendly competition with Wrangell and Petersburg — the Juneau Parks and Recreation department’s Walk Southeast…

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Friday, April 23rd: Poetry of Richard Stokes and Mary Lou Spartz. Rose Lawhorne takes the reins at Bartlett Regional. Bird watching on Outer Point Trail.

Whatever season in life you find yourself in, poetry is ageless. Just ask Mary Lou Spartz and Richard Stokes. Mary Lou, by the way, just turned 90.  Stokes will be 82 in July. They are steadfast members of the Burn Thompson Writers group, made up of mostly older Juneau poets. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon,…

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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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