Some listeners are experiencing streaming issues. Report a problem or get help troubshooting here.

Menu Schedule Links

Scott Burton, APRN Contributor

Juneau Novelist Previews His Sixth Book

Juneau Novelist Previews His Sixth Book

“In those days Harry didn’t recognize that the price of admission to the life he wanted was surrendering the tickets to all the other lives he might have had.” That’s the opening line of Juneau resident Stuart Cohen’s new novel “This Is How it Really Sounds.” This is Cohen’s sixth book and it’s hitting bookstores now. While the opening line hints at the novel’s theme, Cohen says the book revolves around three main characters.

Download Audio:

May 4, 2015
Libby Bakalar, aka “One Hot Mess,” striking her rap pose. (Photo courtesy Libby Bakalar)

“One Hot Mess” Gets National Attention

There are a bazillion blogs these days but what does it take to write one people will actually read? Juneau writer Libby Bakalar has figured out the formula with her blog “One Hot Mess.” Bakalar mixes it up when she writes- using humor, self-deprecation, social media and even a Stephen Colbert-like character to connect with her audience. Her most-read post, titled “Alaska Airlines-to-English Dictionary,” received more than 8,000 hits, and the blog is getting national attention too. Boston’s Women in Comedy Festival has asked Bakalar to submit to their blog.

Download Audio

March 13, 2015
NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest Not So Tiny

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert Contest Not So Tiny

NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series has become anything but tiny since its inception in 2008. And this year, the series began a contest, open to all, where the winner gets to travel to NPR in Washington DC and play a concert at the tiny desk. In this inaugural year, the contest received over 7,000 entries, including 17 from Alaska.

Download Audio

February 11, 2015
Vicki Soboleff talking to the group of parents and kids. (Photo by Scott Burton, KTOO - Juneau)

All Nations Children’s Dance Group Fosters Cultural Identity

Celebration begins this evening at 6 o’clock with the Grand Entrance procession to Centennial Hall. The four-day cultural event of Southeast Alaska Natives includes 50 dance groups. Among them is All Nations Children’s Dance Group of Juneau. The group formed in 1995 and has about 80 members.

Download Audio

June 11, 2014

AK: History

In December, Juneau writer and English professor, Ernestine Hayes, released her new book Juneau from Arcadia Publishing. The book tells the history of the capitol city through pictures with elaborate captions. It’s a departure from her usual writing style. But the book builds on her effort to clarify the history of Native people.

Download Audio

January 3, 2014

Alaska Cultural Connections: Gold Medal Basketball Tournament Focuses On Community

It’s a Wednesday afternoon and the Juneau-Douglas High School gymnasium is full. In Division C – which is roughly ages 32-42 – 7-year defending champ Kake is playing Hydaburg. Tournament co-chair and player Edward Kotch from Klukwan says it’s for more than just the basketball.

Download Audio

March 25, 2013