Juneau’s Government: Should we throw it out and start over?
Jonathan Anderson, UAS Associate Professor of Public Administration, CBJ Assembly Member
On October 5th, Juneau voters will be asked whether to change our form of government: "Shall there be a Charter Commission to review or amend the Charter?" Do we want to change the form of our Borough government? Join in this exploration of democracy and how we can make it work in Juneau.
Family, Friends, and Faith in Small Town Alaska
Heather Lende, Author, Columnist, Commentator
Heather Lende of Haines, AK, prize-winning author of If You Lived Here, I’d Know Your Name and Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friends, and Faith in Small-Town Alaska, columnist and radio commentator, will share stories about her life – what it means to be a writer, wife, mother, grandmother, community member, student, and spiritual being in small town Alaska.
Mahler, Modernism, and Resurrection
Kyle Pickett, Music Director, Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Robin Walz, UAS Associate Professor of History
Robin Walz specializes in European intellectual and cultural history. He and Juneau Symphony Orchestra Music Director Kyle Pickett will give a joint talk on Modernism in turn-of-the-century Vienna and its influences on Mahler and his Resurrection Symphony.
The Sarah Palin Phenomenon: An Alaska, National, & International Perspective
Clive Thomas, UAS Professor of Political Science
Consideration of what the rise to "stardom" of Sarah Palin reveals about contemporary Alaska and particularly national politics, and the Washington D.C. – Hollywood image of American politics that she reinforces around the world.