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
6 months into his tenure as municipal administrator, Mark Gorman says Sitka is going to become more self-reliant -- through a combination of increasing local revenues and exploiting economic opportunities. Gorman spoke to the Sitka Chamber of Commerce Wednesday afternoon (4-23-13). He discussed the unrealistic expectations Sitkans may have about the community’s relatively low tax rates, as more and more of the burden of paying for services shifts to local taxpayers. But Gorman also pointed out opportunities for efficiency and growth. more