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Advanced Rock Band on Hometown Brew!

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Ted is subbing on Hometown Brew today, and he’s being visited by about 25 students from the Advanced Rock Band class right now! Tune in and listen to it live!… more

Float on over!

The Raven Radio Rootbeer Float Party was a slurping success! Click here for a full screen slide show! We served up over 750 free root beer floats while musicians from the Sitka Fine Arts Camp rocked the Cable House. Kids and adults alike bobbed for apples, played cornhole and created gigantic bubbles! Huge thanks to Harry Race Soda Shop, Baranof Island Brewing Company, Sitka Sound Seafoods and Northern Sales who helped us provide a yummy thank you to Raven Radio listeners and members that really “float our boat!” more

Science and tide pools

Sitka Sound Science Center Scientists In Residence fellows Matt Bracken and Cascade Sorte, along with SSSC director Victoria O’Connell, visit the KCAW studio to discuss Bracken and Sorte’s scientific work in Sitka involving intertidal pools, climate change and biodiversity. O’Connell talks about next … more

Water(borne) issues float short assembly meeting

A July sunset from the Sea Walk "spur" on Crescent Harbor. The city's insurer requires a guardrail to be built here. (KCAW photo/Shaleece Haas)

If the dream of bulk water sales in Sitka ever becomes a reality, the city will be ready. The Sitka assembly last night (Tue 7-8-14) revised the way revenues from water sales will be handled, in order to avoid flooding any single department with money. The water ordinance, a guardrail along the sea walk, and floathouses were the highlights of an unusually speedy assembly meeting. more

Cellomania

The morning interview host welcomes Sitka Summer Music Festival Zuill Bailey and Melissa Kraut to talk about the inaugural cello seminar current happening in Sitka more

French: Trading up to the 3rd floor of the capitol

Sen. Hollis French says Gov. Parnell's refusal to accept 3 years of federal Medicaid expansion "would have Ted Stevens rolling over in his grave." (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)

Sen. Hollis French is making another bid for the executive branch, this time as Lt. Governor. The 12-year veteran of the Alaska state senate ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2010. French was in Sitka Monday (7-7-14) as part of a 10-day campaign swing through Southeast Alaska. He’s been instrumental in organizing a citizen initiative to repeal the governor’s oil tax bill — SB 21 — and says he’ll make a good team with Byron Mallot. more

New ferry schedule has few changes

The ferries Malaspina and Columbia tie up at the Ketchikan Shipyard in February of 2012. The winter ferry schedule is built around maintenance and repair work.

The ferry schedule for this fall, winter and spring is now available online. It’s similar to last year’s sailing calendar. more

Summer events at Island Institute

Island Institute associate director Peter Bradley visits the KCAW studio to talk about the Institute’s many upcoming events. The annual Sitka Symposium starts on July 20 and features a week of events, including a Sunday night TEDxSitka talk in the Odess … more

After the crash: Searching for accountability in the Coast Guard

At the 2011 dedication of the Sean Krueger softball field in Sitka. Krueger was in command of CG6017. (KCAW photo/Emily Bender)

Four years ago, on July 7, 2010, a Coast Guard Air Station Sitka helicopter crashed off the coast of La Push, Washington, taking the lives of the aircraft’s commander and two crewman. The deaths of the Sitka airmen were three of 14 fatalities in the Coast Guard in a two-year period. Late last month, the Center for Investigative Reporting released an in-depth story examining the culture of safety — and accountability — in the Coast Guard. more

Sitka’s Fourth festivities

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Sitkans celebrated their independent spirit on Friday with another fabulous town-wide Fourth of July party. KCAW’s Greta Mart files this audio postcard. more