Lisa Phu, KTOO - Juneau

Lisa Phu is a reporter at KTOO in Juneau.

Juneau Sends Dancers Around The Country And Beyond

Several Juneau teenagers are heading to the nation’s best dance programs this summer – one is even going to Russia. Within the next few weeks, five students from Juneau Dance Unlimited will leave Alaska to practice their techniques and expand their horizons in New York City, Pittsburgh, Boston, Houston, and Moscow. Download Audio

NYT Puzzle Master Will Shortz Adds Alaska To His Table Tennis Quest

NPR’s puzzle master Will Shortz will be taping his weekly puzzle for Weekend Edition from Anchorage, where he’s exercising his other passion – table tennis. Anchorage is the second stop of a seven-day table tennis tour in Alaska that Shortz is taking with Caribbean table tennis champion Robert Roberts. Download Audio

Juneau’s Carpenter Union Hall Shuts Down

About 35 carpenter union locals in the Pacific Northwest have closed in the past three years to join larger locals. Earlier this month, Juneau’s Carpenter Union Local 2247  fell to the same fate and its members have been absorbed by Anchorage’s Carpenter Union Local 1281. Download Audio

Kuskpuk Friday In The Legislature

On Fridays on Alaska’s Capitol Hill, many female legislators are wearing Kuspuks – the traditional and comfortable Eskimo garment not often seen in boardrooms. It’s also being adopted by some men in the capitol. Download Audio