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.
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…Read more »
The Glory Hall hopes that with a new building, it can be more than just a warehouse for human suffering but a place to help some of Juneau’s most vulnerable find hope and healing — and ultimately. reclaim their lives. On Wednesday’s Juneau Afternoon, a progress report on the new campus, as construction nears its…Read more »
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…Read more »
Poetry is not just for poems – but often lives in everyday language, in everyday words. And Tlingit is a language rich in poetic metaphors. On Monday’s Juneau Afternoon, discover the poetry in the Tlingit language with X‘unei Lance Twitchell and T’set Kwei Vera Starbard, who will also share some of their work. Rhonda McBride…Read more »
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,…Read more »
Sherry Patterson, head of the Black Awareness Association of Juneau, says it was almost as if time stopped, the moment before the judge read the verdict in the Derek Chauvin murder trial – an entire nation on edge, wondering what the jury had decided — after hearing days of painful testimony about the death of…Read more »
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. …Read more »
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,…Read more »
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…Read more »
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…Read more »