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Playwright Sarah DeLappe began her theater career as an actor. She says this is often how people enter the techical side of the business. During her seven-week residency as a Sitka Fellow, she’s working on a play about an Alaska radio station, based on her twin sister’s experience at KNOM in Nome, and on interviews with staff at KCAW in Sitka.
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Sarah DeLappe: Acting as a gateway for the playwright
There’s a new bird in town, and she’s a little shy. After a long career in education, she doesn’t have a lot of patience for the classroom. But for the right student, she still has plenty to teach. These days, she’s settling into a comfortable retirement, just off Sawmill Creek Road-- at the Alaska Raptor Center. more
Linda Behnken, the Executive Director of the Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association was joined by Tori O'Connell, the Research Director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, to provide an update on SEASWAP (The Southeast Alaska Sperm Whale Avoidance Project). As O'Connell explains, the project just secured $311,000 in funding to continue research on a sperm whale avoidance network this fall. The avoidance network will tag whales in the Chatham Strait black cod fishery and give fisherman devices to communicate where the whales are located. Downloadable audio. more