In Juneau, quirky people, untold stories and little mysteries are as abundant as the rain. For the things about Juneau you can’t Google, why not work with a KTOO reporter to satisfy your curiosity?
Curious Juneau: Why does Alaska’s Capitol building have a ground floor?
When Americans walk into a multi-story building, they’d usually say they’re on the first floor. Not in the lobby of Alaska’s Capitol building.
Curious Juneau: What caused the jumble of fallen trees near the ferry terminal?
The fan of fallen trees on the west side of Auke Nu Cove may be evidence of one of Juneau’s weirdest wind phenomena.
Curious Juneau: Why does that speed limit sign say 19 ½ mph?
Studies show drivers remember fewer details about routes they’re more familiar with. Around Juneau and in other parts of the U.S., experimenting with speed limits can improve road safety.
What happened to Juneau’s Taco Bell?
In the late '90s Juneau had two Taco Bells. But by the early 2000s they were both gone.
Why are some of Juneau’s street lights glowing purple?
Some Juneau residents have noticed street lights with a purple glow popping up around town. A KTOO listener asked why.
Is there an Indigenous name for this cloud formation in Juneau?
A Curious Juneau listener wrote in saying they'd witnessed a snake-like cloud forming along the Gastineau Channel and wondered if there are any Lingít stories or a Lingít name for this cloud feature.
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Very informative and interesting deep dives on Juneau stories and nuances. Learn more about the greatest city in the world!