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Poetry on Raven Radio in April!

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The Kettleson Poetry Club is helping Raven Radio celebrate National Poetry Month in April! This group of 8-10 year olds have been reading, examining and writing their own poems, and you’ll be able to hear them after The Writer’s Almanac … more

Marijuana Town Hall to be a ‘circle of reasonableness’

The personal use of marijuana becomes legal in Alaska on Feb. 24, 2015. (Photo courtesy of Pixaby)Doug Osborne, Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, describes his plans for Marijuana Town Hall II (6:30 - 8 PM Mon Mar 30, Harrigan Centennial Hall). Osborne hopes the meeting/discussion helps clear up misinformation about the use of marijuana, and serves as a vehicle for "reasonable conversation" about the newly-legalized drug. Downloadable audio.

Youth activists march for respectful, non-violent relationships

04-IMG_5596Sitka was one of 170 communities that took to the streets today for the Choose Respect March, a statewide effort to end domestic violence and sexual assault. In a 2012 victimization survey conducted in Sitka, 47% of adult women reported experiencing intimate partner violence, sexual violence, or both.

Get Inspired!

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Have you had your dose of inspiration today? Listen to two-time cancer survivor Ellen Ruhle talk about why she organizes the ‘Relay for Life’ in Sitka, on KCAW’s Morning Interview. Community radio brings you the world and stories of amazing … more

Keep Raven Flying

Bird of the dayNorth America's largest songbird and one of the most magnificent creatures on Earth.  You know exactly what bird we're talking about: Intelligent, provocative, creative, and an enduring part of our community.  Keep Raven flying at http://bit.ly/02WEB-SupportKCAW

‘Relay for Life’ supports cancer survivors, honors loss

Relay for Life event chair Ellen Ruhle (l.) with 2013 participant Sherie Mayo.Ellen Ruhle is a two-time cancer survivor and event chair for the 3rd Annual Relay for Life (8PM Fri June 19 - 4 PM Sat June 20, Lower Moller Field). Teams of up to 12 people keep a runner/walker on the track for the entire duration of the event, which honors cancer patients and caregivers. Participants can register online, or sign up at this spring's "Sitka Sue Walk" (8:30 AM Sat Apr 25, Rocky Gutierrez Airport). With American Cancer Society staff partners Tristan Walsh and Courtney Van Ord. Downloadable audio.

Postcard from Herring Camp: Walking in both worlds

17-IMG_5393As a host of herring arrived in Sitka Sound last week, another school clamored to be out on water. Nineteen students spent their Spring Break at the Knowledge of Herring Camp - a 5-day program that taught students both the cultural and ecological significance of this critical resource.

An old story, ‘Flattering Word’ plays on modern sensibilities

FlatteringWordSitka Community Theater presents The Flattering Word this weekend (7PM Fri Mar 27, Sat Mar 28, and 5 PM Sun Mar 29, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $10/8 Old Harbor Books or at the door). The one-act play was written in 1915, but touches humorously on modern themes of morality in the church and theater. With producer Shannon Haugland, actor Destony Rosas, and techie Monica Ague. Downloadable audio.

Former Sen. Kookesh takes subsistence violation to state’s high court

Outgoing Sealaska Board Chairman Albert Kookesh addresses Native leaders during a 2011 issues forum. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)ADF&G's authority to set subsistence bag limits is being tested in the Alaska Supreme Court. Justices this month heard oral arguments by former state Sen. Albert Kookesh and three friends cited in 2009 for overfishing their subsistence permits.

PSP: Tribal partnership seeks modern solution to an ancient problem

13-IMG_0034Of all the traditional seafoods in Southeast Alaska, none are more shrouded in myth -- and genuine risk -- than clams and mussels. For subsistence harvesters, there has been no way to measure the risk of paralytic shellfish poisoning -- until now. In part 1 of a two-part series, KCAW reports on a partnership among Southeast tribes to create a regional water monitoring program.