Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

Inspired by cab conversations, Welsh wants to get involved

John Welsh is running as a write-in candidate for one of two open seats on the Assembly. The municipal election is Tuesday, October 6, 2015.John Welsh is a product of the West. Born in Wyoming, he moved Alaska to work in education. Along with his wife and three kids, he’s lived in Sitka for the past five years as a driver for Sitka Cab. And this year, he’s putting his name forth as a write-in candidate for the Sitka Assembly.

Check out the Stardust Ball band!

eldgridgeThe Stardust Ball is Saturday, October 31st. Tickets go on sale October 15th for mug level members at the station and to everyone on October 16th at Old Harbor Books. Pledge now to get the first shot at tickets!  Acclaimed 12 piece Seattle funk band Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supreme will provide the tunes.

SEDA hosts Seafood Innovation Summit

Garry White, the executive director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discusses this Thursday's (10-01-15) Seafood Innovation Summit. The round-table discussion on innovative processes in the seafood industry will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, at the Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi. Downloadable audio.

Ed Gray: An education dissenter courts the alternative vote

150928_EdGray_woolseyThis commercial fisherman, tannery owner, and self-described “parent activist” believes that it’s time for a dissenting opinion on the Sitka School Board.

The Raven Radio Raffle is on!


Raven Radio’s Alaska Airlines Raffle is going on now. This is your opportunity to win two round-trip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies with no blackout dates. Tickets are $10 and available week days at the station, occasionally at Sea Mart, … more

Island Institute artist drawn to the yellow cedar tree

mug2.crop_Kimi Eisele is an artist, writer, and choreographer from Tuscon, Arizona. Eisele will be in Sitka for two months as a resident with the Island Institute, studying the significance of the yellow cedar tree and teaching compositional improvisation and shadow puppetry. Downloadable audio.

Candidate statement: Jennifer Robinson

150922_JenniferRobinson_woolsey-001Public education is under attack. The legislature continues to cut funding, while passing unfunded mandates, putting schools in a financially difficult position.

Candidate statement: Eric Van Cise

150924_EricVanCise_woolseySome priority focuses of mine are dealing with our students and our children who are struggling academically. We have children for whom it might be a single topic, or a subject -- or a multitude of things -- but school is not coming easy for them.

Sitkans Complete Community Health Assessment

Sitka MAPPSitka Health Summit partners discuss the recently-completed MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Community Health Assessment. Downloadable audio.

Candidate statement: Matthew Hunter

IMG_3684-001Your next city assembly must face the fiscal challenges head­on. As one of your assembly members, I will make each decision with the future health of our community foremost in my mind.