The Morning Interview
Sitka’s 2013 Nutcracker: More snow than ever!
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Nutcracker director Melinda McAdams, and dancers Lione Clare and Wayne Young, talk about this year’s performance (7 PM Fri Dec 6, 2 PM and 7 PM Sat Dec 7, 3 PM Sun Dec 8, Sitka Performing Arts Center, tickets $25/20 at Old Harbor Books). Sitka’s performance has been notable for its use of Alaskan characters in the past, but this time will travel ’round the world.
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