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If we missed you…

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I was telling our little cat Moe that while our One Day Drive and the preceding week were truly an incredible display of community we are still short of our $85,000 Spring Drive goal. He said, let me help, everybody on the silvernet (his words) loves cats.  He said that if we missed YOU, please make your contribution to this community wide effort now!  He wants to thank everyone that helped so far…contributing, playing music, answering phones, and doing great radio shows (he listens…and contributes). Thank Mew! (Moe is a Sitka shelter cat and was born with one eye and two radio lovin’ ears!) – Raven Radio GM Ken Fate more

Spring Drive Update!

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What a fantastic day of community participation and financial support so far. 350 people have donated over $61,000 to Raven Radio so far with a bit more to raise before we reach our Spring Drive goal. We appreciate all the support, but if you have not donated yet this Spring it’s not too late. Please call 907-747-5877 or click the donate button. Thank you! more

Food tastes better when it’s shared

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It’s crisp, crunchy, and salty — and you’ll never find it in a bag in the grocery store. Dipped in seal oil or eulachon oil (hooligan), it is a traditional Southeast Alaskan delicacy that signals spring as surely as a warm, sunny day. But, gathering herring eggs-on-hemlock branches is about a lot more than food. more

Ferry LeConte breaks down, Aurora fills in

The ferry LeConte docks in Skagway in 2009. The ship is in drydock to repair a broken bow thruster. (J Webber/Creative Commons)

The Alaska Marine Highway ferry Aurora is scheduled to take over LeConte sailings on Friday, April 4. more

Unique in the world

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We are all unique in this world. Raven Radio’s commitment is to find and share the unique voices from around the corner and around the world. On Friday, our One Day Drive begins, and with the addition of Raven Radio’s sustaining memberships our total is more than $37,000 towards our Spring Drive goal of $85,000. If you haven’t renewed your membership, please do so now! Thanks to you and thanks to Nan Metashvili for snapping this photo of our friend in India. more

Immersing artists in the wild

Jennifer MacDonald, wilderness manager with the USFS, and Becky Latanich, chief interpreter with the National Park Service, discuss the Voices of the Wilderness exhibit on display now through April 8 at the Sitka NHP Visitor Center and at UAS. Learn more about the residency program online. more

Thu Apr 3, 2014

Pro-life group remains concerned over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in health education at Blatchley middle school. The Sitka Sac Roe Herring Fishery through the eyes of biologist Dave Gordon. more

Wed Apr 2, 2014

Alaska Native Languages bill moves to House floor for vote. Oregon environmental activist returns to Southeast as new SEACC director. Tsunami warning test a small component of large disaster exercise: Alaska Shield. more

Pro-lifers oppose Planned Parenthood in Sitka’s middle school

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A pro-life group remains concerned over Planned Parenthood’s involvement in health instruction at Blatchley Middle School last fall, even though the curriculum is no longer being taught. The Sitka/Southeast Alaska Coalition for Life Tuesday night (4-1-14) presented the school board with a letter signed by 150 residents, expressing shock over the participation of Planned Parenthood. more

Pearls of Pauline

Next-door-neighbors for 27 years: KCAW News Director Robert Woolsey and Pauline Fredrickson. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)

Pauline Fredrickson was born in Cordova, Alaska, in 1929 and relocated as a child first to Chichagof Island and then to Sitka, where she has remained to raise her family, and lead us all with her wise, generous spirit. She dropped by Raven Radio to record a tribute to the station called Build on the Good, which you can listen to here. On her way out she insisted on a photo-op with KCAW News Director Robert Woolsey, her next-door neighbor for 27 years! more