Scott Burton, KTOO - Juneau


Once vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska’s arts council is back in the budget

Among the funding the Alaska Legislature restored that Gov. Mike Dunleavy let stand was $3,869,600 for the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Alaska Native arts teacher asks governor to reconsider proposed budget cuts

Gov. Michael Dunleavy’s impending budget cut proposals loomed large at the Governor’s Arts and Humanities Awards last week in Juneau.

AK: Can opera help give closure to the Princess Sophia tragedy?

A collaboration of producers and artists from across the country present a new opera about a local tragedy: “The Princess Sophia.” Can art help us process the worst maritime disaster in Alaska history? Listen now

49 Voices: Janene Driscoll of Gustavus

This week, we're hearing from Janene Driscoll in Gustavus. Driscoll was one of the founders of the Gustavus Community Garden. Listen now

AK: Juneau shamanism retreat leader’s financial, cultural and spiritual legitimacy challenged

Sealaska Heritage Institute says the Dance of the Deer Foundation exploits shamanism. Listen now

AK: Juneau business showcases diverse artists’ work in postcard contest

Kindred Post, a post office, gift shop and gathering space in downtown Juneau held a recent art contest. The prize? 10 winners will now get their art printed on the shop’s postcards. The selections came from around the state, and from a purposely diverse group of artists. Listen now

Tlingit poet and scholar Nora Marks Dauenhauer, 90, was culture bearer

Tlingit poet, scholar and culture bearer Nora Marks Dauenhauer has passed away at age 90.