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Christy NaMee Eriksen on the power of poetry.

Guests: Emily Wall, 49 Writers. Christy NaMee Eriksen, poetry workshop presenter. Margaret Luedke, Juneau Public Library.   In an upcoming workshop at the Mendenhall Library, Christy NaMee Eriksen will share her passion for both writing and teaching poetry. The class, co-sponsored by the Juneau Public Library and 49 Writers, is free. Participants must be at…

Urban Juneau Bears: Why yearlings are prone to causing problems.

Guests: Abby McAllister, Wildlife education and outreach specialist, Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.Female black bears only keep their cubs for about a year. Chances are, if you encounter a “problem bear” at this time of the year, it’s a young bear, just learning how to live on its own. Their behavior, especially in urban…

Tuesday, June 28, 2022: CBJ COVID-19 Update. Juneau Community Band gears up for July 4th. ADFG: Dealing with orphaned animals.

Many Alaskans believe the pandemic is in the rearview mirror. But is it really? On this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, we’ll do a status check on COVID-19 and hear about the City and Borough of Juneau’s plans to vaccinate children under five. Also, on this program: The Juneau Community Band: Front and center stage this July…

Part 1: Juneau’s COVID journey enters its next phase: Kid vaccinations

Guests: Robert Barr, Deputy Manager, City and Borough of Juneau.
  Since the pandemic began, we’ve talked with Deputy City Manager Robert Barr many times on Juneau Afternoon. But it’s been awhile since we’ve had an update on the status of COVID-19 infections in the community. While the risks are lower today, Barr says vaccinations are still important, especially for children. Both the Pfizer and…

Part 2: Juneau Volunteer Marching Band concert on Sunday, July 3rd.

Guests: Sarah McNair Grove, Juneau Community Bands president. Bradley Saunders, trumpet player and guest conductor.
For a round of rousing Sousa marches and patriotic fare, Marine Park is the place to be this Sunday. The Juneau Volunteer Marching Band will provide the entertainment. Bradley Saunders is one of the guest conductors. The concert will also feature one of his original compositions and a trumpet solo from Saunders, “Trumpeter’s Lullaby.”  …

Part 3: ADF&G: Resist the urge to rescue baby wildlife.

Guests: Abby McAllister, wildlife educator, Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
  The Alaska Department of Fish and Game gets a lot of calls in the summer from people who come across wild baby animals that appear to be orphaned. Abby McAllister, a wildlife educator, is often one of the staffers on the other end of the phone. She urges callers to resist the urge to…

Newscast — Monday, June 27 ,2022

In this newscast: A Norwegian Cruise Line ship stopped in Juneau after it hit an iceberg on Saturday; Access to safe and legal abortions in Alaska is likely to remain, but the Supreme Court ruling last week could open the door to restrict that access; July is National Minority Mental Health Month and Alaskans weigh…

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