From the Vault: Trolling, bluegrass & a pie in the face
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Leandra (Mary) Baker
This edition “From the Vault” presents a 1991 edition of Fin & Feather with host Eric Jordan interviewing long time Sitka troller Hap Saviko about the history of commercial trolling in the area. Listen below.
There’s also a retrospective collage of radio pieces by former Raven Radio Production Director Leandra (Mary) Bakerand Program Director Jake Schumacher, also known as Mollie and the Colonel from their Friday morning radio program of the same name.
Finally here’s a regional program from the 1980’s called Arts Southeast featuring an interview with visititing puppeteers by former KCAW Program Director Marika Partridge and an interview with Sitkan Dan Keck of the Sitka Bluegrass Band.
On Friday, Governor Bill Walker issued a disaster declaration for Sitka, in response to seven landslides on August 18th. In a letter to the legislature, Walker said he would cap relief at $1 million for the moment, but that the incident is ongoing and total recovery costs are unknown. According to Gorman, the cost of emergency response alone is estimated to be over half a million dollars. Individual assistance and family grants are also available, at a cap of $16,450 per household. more
The Coast Guard has determined the source of a large diesel spill that spread from Sitka Sound into ANB harbor yesterday morning (08-31-15). The source was a commercial vessel south of ANB Harbor, Since the spill wasn’t reported for several hours, the size could have been anywhere from 50 gallons to 300 gallons. That made clean-up difficult. more