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Listen to Sage Building History

sageHere's a program on the history of the Sage Building produced by Lisa Busch who interviewed Gil Truitt, Nancy Yaw Davis, Stacy Golden, Cleo Brylinsky, Heather Woody, Jay Stelzenmueller and Kathy Kyle.

Radio Theatre auditions this week for December performance

A host of radio plays will begin production this week, including a Western, a Sherlock Holmes period piece, and four John Longenbaugh plays. Directors Megan Pasternak and Suzan Brawnlyn were joined by producer Shannon Haugland of the Greater Sitka Arts Council Community Theater to talk about the staging of stories with sound.

Magic or therapy? Tarot a guide to the possible

Aufrichtig says it almost doesn't matter what cards are drawn -- they all speak to some aspect of our lives. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Earlier this year Sitka had a tarot card reader in residence -- he read over seventy people’s cards in a downtown coffee shop. The Tarot, it turns out, is mystical -- but not magic. Like professional therapy, it's really about looking into a mirror, as KCAW’s resident tarot skeptic, Robert Woolsey, discovered.

As spree rolls on, police urge Sitkans to lock cars

Cars travel down Lincoln Street earlier this summer. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Sitka police are advising residents to take more care in locking their cars, after a rash of recent break-ins.

Guha: Resident playwright reading “A Brief History of America” tonight

Dipika Guha, Island Institute artist-in-residence, is joined by director Peter Bradley to talk about her play, "A Brief History of America," in response to Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," and thematic focus on historical events through the eyes of ordinary people.

Sitka’s Alaska Day: New audiences captivated by old magic

Odette asked the Baranof students, "What's the magic word?" "Abracadabra?" they reply. "I thought it was Please!"David Odette is a barnstorming magician participating in a one-man revival of historic magic. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey followed him to Baranof Elementary School to see how well very old illusions hold up with a very young audience -- and sent this audio postcard.

Brewton: Bad transformer ends Blue Lake’s hot streak

Sitka utility director Chris Brewton, with the hundreds of pages of planning documents for the Blue Lake project. (KCAW photo/Ed Ronco)Hopes were dashed this week that the Blue Lake Hydro project would come online weeks ahead of schedule. Utility director Chris Brewton delivered the news that one of the step-up transformers -- which convert the 12,000 volts produced by the hydroelectric turbines to 69,000 volts for transmission into town -- is defective.

Dadburnit! Historic weapons ousted from Sitka airport

10-IMG_2979Sitka’s military past brushed elbows with present day security last Friday (10-10-14). At 11am, a TSA official called the police to report there was a man with a gun in the airport. but it wasn’t just any type of gun.

Brave Heart luncheon this afternoon on dementia and hearing loss

Shoshauna Schmidt of Brave Heart Volunteers joined Somer Dunn, an audiologist at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), to talk about how hearing loss impacts the experience of dementia.

Goodbye, hello: Assembly seats elex winners, greets newcomers

Colleen Ingman (l) administers the oath of office to new Assembly member Tristan Guevin. Another new assembly member, Steven Eisenbeisz, was out of town. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)It was an evening of farewells and greetings in Sitka’s assembly chambers Tuesday night, as the reins of local government were transferred to the winners of last week’s municipal elections. It was also an occasion to greet newly-arrived permanent city hires, and welcome some enthusiastic, temporary residents.