Okaidja Afroso was in Sitka this summer to teach at Sitka Fine Arts Camp. He’s back now to present workshops Wednesday and Thursday, with a Friday concert. Okaidja and friends joined KCAW’s Jeff Seifert in the studio during Morning Edition, and they even brought some drums.
The Morning Interview
African drumming on display this week in Sitka
Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both. more