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Fri Mar 4, 2014

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Marine highway officials plan to close gift shops on board state ferries. UAS Sitka campus is offering new degree programs. What critics call the best book about the natural history of Southeast Alaska is now completely revised. Petersburg gets a grant to promote healthy living in schools.

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How many people can the planet hold?

Alan Weisman is one of the faculty at this year's Sitka Symposium. (Photo courtesy of the Island Institute)
What would the world look like if every human on the planet suddenly vanished? Alan Weisman set out to answer that question, traveling the globe to find out what would happen if nature were suddenly left to its own devices. more

Luis Urrea opens his heart to Sitka

Luis Urrea on the Sheldon Jackson Campus. (KCAW Photo/Greta Mart)
Luis Alberto Urrea’s writing was rejected for 10 years before a New York publisher took his first book in 1993. Since then Urrea - currently in town for the Sitka Symposium - has won a slew of prestigious awards, and has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. more