Author Archives: Emily Kwong, KCAW

Legislative aides cross Admiralty Island on foot with canoe

reid_edited-1Berett Wilber of Sitka and Reid Magdanz of Kotzebue recently crossed Admiralty Island on foot, with a canoe! KCAW's Emily Kwong speaks with them about their journey.

Sitka Sound Science Center awarded $40,000 to design heat pump

Lisa Busch, executive director of the Sitka Sound Science Center, smiles as she accepts a check for $40,000 from Wells Fargo. The money will be used to design a seawater heat pump for the center.The ocean supports a variety of marine life at the Sitka Sound Science Center, and soon it will support human life. This week, the center received funding to design a saltwater heat-pump.

Raven Radio Solstice Cruise

Raven Solstice Cruise

All aboard!  Raven Radio’s Solstice Cruise is set to sail Thursday, June 16 from 6 to 8:30 pm aboard an Allen Marine Catamaran.  Enjoy Beatles tunes performed by SlackTide, while savoring a barbeque spread provided by New Creations Mobile Bistro.  … more

Bailey: Building trust, connections through music

Bailey believes strongly in outreach. "Our mission is to have music everywhere," he says. (Zuill Bailey photo)Performing solo for the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, Cellist Zuill Bailey is a musical force of nature. He believes in the importance of the arts in Alaska, and he makes his case on a 17th-century instrument.

Substance abuse treatment is hurting, experts say

IMG_4540While more attention is being brought to solve the state’s drug problems, proper services have always been hard to get in more remote areas.

Some must leave home to get help

Lael_Grant_FB-282x300For all its prevalence in Alaskan communities, drug addiction can be a difficult health care problem to manage.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp begins summer programming

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is offers numerous programs for students from around the country. Photo provided by SFAC.The Sitka Fine Arts Camp has begun their summer programming! Executive Director Rodger Schmidt joined us in the studio to talk about this summer's shows and special programs.

Photos: Paddling to Celebration 2016

DSC_0058Celebration, a 4-day festival honoring Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures began yesterday (06-08-16). And while some of the festival goers arrived by plane or boat, several dozen pulled themselves to shore.

Hawaiian language revitalization a model for Alaska

IMG_3386Xh’unei Lance Twitchell is studying language immersion schools in Hawaii, to bring the model to Southeast Alaska. Central Council has pledged to build a preschool this fall.

Run, cruise, and root beer floats among upcoming station events

13327438_10153760641084163_6050738154038476029_nKen and Amy joined us in the studio to talk about Only Fools Run at Midnight, the Beatles and Barbecue Solstice Cruise, and the 4th of July Root Beer Floats. Downloadable audio.