On this Forum@360: Living the Language, Tlingit speakers and educators discuss how to live the language, what does it mean, how can we incorporate language into our homes, into our community, and what are the tools to get us there. Featured speakers are: David Katzeek – Tlingit speaker and clan leader Marsha Hotch – University…
Wild Coast Trekkers, the first episode in the Forum@360 series, is about the adventurers who were highlighted in the film Journey on the Wild Coast, making films in the far reaches of Alaska, and their future projects — both film and in print.
This Writers’ Showcase is holiday themed. Watch Alaskan actors and celebrities read Alaskan writers’ work about new holiday traditions in the 49th state. A laugh-out-loud version of an Alaskan Hanukkah, Christmas on a remote island, a view of the Bronx from Juneau, mouth-watering tamales, family, surprise, love, and a smoke-breathing Christmas Dragon. Writers and actors…
Bruce Botelho, a former Alaska attorney general and former Juneau mayor, was abroad for the month of September in Germany. Botelho speaks on the 2013 German federal elections and the country’s emerging Grand Coalition.
By 1974, Jay Hammond had put in 12 years as a state representative, senator, and senate president. Despite his ambivalence about being a politician, Hammond went on to be a two-term governor who oversaw the creation of the Alaska Permanent Fund, the dividend program and, to his chagrin, the repeal of the personal income tax.
Jay Hammond was born in upstate New York in 1922. He became an Alaska bush pilot after World War II and stumbled into the newly established state’s politics. He was a key player in deciding how the state would manage its newfound oil wealth, and eventually became one of Alaska’s most colorful governors.
George Sundborg was an Alaska Constitutional Convention delegate who chaired the the style and drafting committee. His professional life meandered in and out of civil service, politics and journalism for decades.
Katie Hurley, born Kathryn Torkelson in 1921, was the daughter of Norweigan immigrants who met in Juneau. She was a long-time staffer to territorial Gov. Ernest Gruening, and chief clerk of the Alaska Constitutional Convention. In 1960, she remarried and moved to Wasilla. She was the first woman in Alaska to win a contested primary election for a statewide seat and is a member of the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame.
George and Jean Rogers came to Alaska in 1945. They built a home, raised a family and were very active community members in Juneau, where they lived. George’s academic background and advanced degrees allowed him to work as an economist, professor and researcher.
Maynard Londborg was born in Lynch, Nebraska, in 1921, to Swedish homesteaders. He came of age during the Great Depression and found his way to Alaska through mission work with the Covenant Church, which was founded by Swedish immigrants.