Author Archives: KCAW News

Lester looking for interns for online blog about fisheries trust

CarolineLesterCaroline Lester, the Alaskans Own Program Manager with the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT), talks about the work of the trust and their online blog, Docklines. Lester is looking for three high school interns to participate. Downloadable audio.

UAS Sitka: Braced to ride out the budget storm

UAS Sitka has a current enrollment of 900 students, 80-percent of whom attend online.The University of Alaska budget is back in play as the legislature heads into special session. Regardless of the outcome, regional campuses like Sitka’s are already battened down for the fiscal storm.

SCH distributes citizen surveys

Rob Allen, the CEO of Sitka Community Hospital, was joined by Dr. Leslie Fulton to talk about the citizen survey, which they are launching today. The survey invites the public to weigh in on hospital services. Downloadable audio.

Film about campus sexual assault to screen at UAS tonight

o-THE-HUNTING-GROUND-facebookThe 2015 full-feature documentary, "The Hunting Ground," is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Martina Kruzer of Sitkans Against Family Violence and Chris Washko, the Director of Student Success at University of Alaska Southeast, talk about the film and paradigm shift in how universities handle sexual assault in the future. Downloadable audio.

Public broadcasting budget cut almost 25 percent

Juneau's KTOO building houses radio, online and TV operations funded in part by the state. Legislative budget cuts will hit public broadcasters throughout the state beginning in July.Alaska’s public broadcasters dodged a bullet when the Legislature’s regular session ended Monday.

Outage traced to Green Lake turbine

Most of Sitka lost power for about a half-hour Wednesday afternoon (4-29-15), but the new equipment at the Blue Lake project was not to blame. A gate at the Green Lake No. 2 turbine was the culprit.

Sitka hospital’s turnaround to happen one idea at a time

Hospital Chief Financial Officer Cynthia Brandt reports on her group's results. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Sitka Community Hospital's management held a town hall-style meeting Monday night (4-27-15) to try and better understand the things the hospital is doing well, and some things that it is not doing so well.

Rich McClear Celebrates 50 years on the radio!

150429_Rich50thRich McClear celebrated 50 years of radio today on the Good Day Show! Rich was a Raven Radio founder, as well as its first General Manager.  He said his family wanted him to go to law school and he had been accepted, but when he got to the mail box to mail the check, he turned back around and said, “I can’t do this. I want to be a Disc Jockey.”

Can-do girls prepare for this Saturday’s fun run

girls-on-the-run-01Elena Gustafson of Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV) was joined by four members of the Girls on the Run program to talk about this Saturday's (05-02-15) "One in a Million Fun Run." The run marks the end of a three month program designed to empower 3rd through 5th grade with self-esteem building through running. Downloadable audio.

After 75 years, family keeps Sitka Sentinel running

Image0_SentinelThe Sitka Sentinel celebrated its 75th anniversary last year without much fanfare. As many newspapers in big cities have folded or turned into online only operations, the Sentinel has continued publishing five issues a week. The paper is owned and edited by Thad and Sandy Poulson, journalist who arrived in 1969 and are determined to keep the press running.