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Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Lisa Phu is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

New TV series goes inside the yellow tape with Alaska’s plane crash investigators

New TV series goes inside the yellow tape with Alaska’s plane crash investigators

A new documentary-style series by the Smithsonian Channel goes behind the scenes with investigators trying to figure out why planes crashed near Juneau, Knik Arm and other Alaska locations. A producer of “Alaska Aircrash Investigations” says it’s not another reality show. The TV crew had unprecedented access to information that’s not yet public. Download Audio
February 4, 2016
Another Juneau restaurant empire growing

Another Juneau restaurant empire growing

Another Juneau restaurant empire is taking form with the opening of an Italian restaurant next month in the space recently known as the Silverbow Bakery. In Bocca Al Lupo will be the newest restaurant venture by the people who run The Rookery Café, Panhandle Provisions and The Taqueria. Download Audio
December 31, 2015
Former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons dies at 74

Former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons dies at 74

Former Juneau mayor Jamie Parsons died Saturday in Washington state after more than a decade battling cancer. He was 74. Friends and former colleagues remember his sense of humor, his love of sports and his unfailing commitment to the capital city. Download Audio
December 30, 2015
Counting Santas: Jeff Campbell’s house lights up Juneau

Counting Santas: Jeff Campbell’s house lights up Juneau

Juneau resident Jeff Campbell bought two truckloads of Christmas lights and decorations at a garage sale more than 20 years ago. Ever since then, he’s been decorating his house in a big way, making his downtown neighborhood a more festive and bright place. People joke that you can see his house from space. Download Audio
December 24, 2015
Fundraiser nets $32k for Juneau shelter, soup kitchen

Fundraiser nets $32k for Juneau shelter, soup kitchen

Five Juneau Native dance groups organized a fundraiser Monday night, which raised about $32,000 for the capital city’s shelter and soup kitchen. About 400 people attended, contributing money to the Glory Hole through donations, silent auction, fry bread sales, dancing, raffle and a $9,500 matching donation by the Rasmuson Foundation. Download Audio
December 23, 2015
Juneau to hold March special election for new mayor

Juneau to hold March special election for new mayor

Juneau voters will elect a new mayor during a special election on March 15, the assembly decided Monday night during its regular meeting. Download Audio
December 22, 2015
Family looks for answers as Juneau stabbing case grows cold

Family looks for answers as Juneau stabbing case grows cold

A suspect has been identified and charged in a recent stabbing death in the capital city. But another stabbing death remains unsolved. It's been more than a year since Juneau man Christopher Kenney died from a knife wound. The 50-year-old was found in his home two days after Thanksgiving last year and police still aren't sure if it was a murder or suicide. Download Audio
December 22, 2015
With understanding comes forgiveness: Turning ‘Yuuyaraq’ into film

With understanding comes forgiveness: Turning ‘Yuuyaraq’ into film

Juneau filmmaker Lisle Hebert is making a film based on Harold Napoleon’s essay “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being.” Napoleon gave Hebert his blessing to do the adaptation, but he says it’ll be a challenge to translate the message to film. Download Audio
December 15, 2015
Leaving a legacy: Family, friends remember Greg Fisk

Leaving a legacy: Family, friends remember Greg Fisk

Hundreds in Juneau attended the celebration of life for Juneau Mayor Greg Fisk on Sunday. Fisk died of natural causes on Nov. 30, less than two months after being elected mayor. He was 70 years old. Download Audio
December 14, 2015
With understanding comes forgiveness: Turning ‘Yuuyaraq’ into film

With understanding comes forgiveness: Turning ‘Yuuyaraq’ into film

Juneau filmmaker Lisle Hebert is making a film based on Harold Napoleon’s essay “Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being.” Napoleon gave Hebert his blessing to do the adaptation, but he says it’ll be a challenge to translate the message to film. Download Audio
December 14, 2015
Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations

Tlingit elders write boarding school history for future generations

By talking about boarding school experiences, Tlingit elders in Juneau are turning painful memories into sources of healing – healing for themselves and generations still living with the consequences. Download Audio
December 8, 2015
Missing money at Public Market turns into kindness and kisses

Missing money at Public Market turns into kindness and kisses

The Juneau-Douglas High School art club is sending 10 students to Art Fest in Skagway, despite a fundraising setback last month. Some money went missing from the club’s booth during Public Market.
December 8, 2015
In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor's shoes

In Juneau, unexpectedly filling a mayor’s shoes

As Juneau’s mayor, Mary Becker is establishing regular office hours at city hall, attending meetings scheduled by the late mayor and educating herself on her new role. At the same time, she plans to follow through with some of Greg Fisk’s initiatives. Download Audio
December 4, 2015
Mayor Becker, staff keep Juneau moving forward after mayor's death

Mayor Becker, staff keep Juneau moving forward after mayor’s death

As Juneau’s mayor, Mary Becker is establishing regular office hours at city hall, attending meetings scheduled by the late mayor and educating herself on her new role. At the same time, she wants to follow through with some of Greg Fisk’s initiatives.
December 4, 2015
No foul play suspected in Juneau mayor’s death

No foul play suspected in Juneau mayor’s death

The state medical examiner’s office says mayor Greg Fisk died of natural causes. An autopsy was performed today and suggests that external injuries sustained by Fisk were consistent with an “injury due to falling or stumbling onto objects.” Download Audio
December 2, 2015
Injuries found on Juneau mayor's body

Injuries found on Juneau mayor’s body

Juneau Police Department communications manager Erann Kalwara confirmed that injuries were discovered on Mayor Greg Fisk’s body. She couldn’t share the details about the nature of the injuries. Download Audio
December 1, 2015
Juneau police confirm Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at home

Juneau police confirm Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at home

Juneau’s newly elected mayor was found dead in his home Monday afternoon. Greg Fisk was 70-years-old.
December 1, 2015
Forced to flee: Juneau residents recall arrival as refugees

Forced to flee: Juneau residents recall arrival as refugees

Alaska receives about 120 refugees from all over the world each year. About 10,000 Syrian refugees will come to the United States. While none are expected to end up in Alaska, the state still has a significant refugee population based mostly in Anchorage. However, some have made Juneau their home. Download Audio
November 30, 2015
Recovering from addiction, helping others do the same

Recovering from addiction, helping others do the same

Alaska’s capital city is battling addiction. The Juneau community continues to face substance-related deaths and near deaths. Three women tell their stories about addiction, long-term recovery and a rally that gave them hope. Download Audio
November 25, 2015
Juneau high school sleep-out raises $3,000 for homeless youth

Juneau high school sleep-out raises $3,000 for homeless youth

About 200 kids and teenagers in Juneau are homeless. There are students without adequate or regular housing in every school in the district. This past weekend, high school students slept out in the cold to raise awareness of the mostly invisible issue. Download Audio
November 23, 2015