The Morning Interview
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Performer Roblin Gray Davis and Sitka Fest director Paul Cox talk about this weekend’s presentation of “Enlightenment on E Floor North” (2:30 PM Sat Jun 15, Odess Theater, $10 at the door), which is touring Southeast Alaska with the Strange Attractor Theater Company. Strange Attractor is in residence at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp this summer. Sitka Fest will host 50 events over the next three months.
A species of fern common in Asia has been found in Southeast Alaska. But unlike invasive species, Wright’s filmy fern is an early colonizer. And figuring out how and when it got here is the next piece of the puzzle. more
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio. more