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Full Audio: The Library Show is back!

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The Library Show is back on Raven Radio in a brand new time slot! Tune in Sundays, at 10:30 am starting on Nov. 1st to hear all things books! This first show will feature all three of the show hosts: … more

Full audio: Listening to Yellow Cedar

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Kimi Eisele is a Writer in Residence here at the Island Institute. Her radio essay, “Listening to Yellow Cedar,” aired on Raven Radio Sunday, Oct. 25th. This personal investigation looks at the yellow cedar tree and its importance culturally, economically and … more

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 3: The Reporting

The HeroesJust as the Prinsendam is one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, it is also one of greatest achievements of regional journalism. This is the third installment in a three-part series on the 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam rescue.

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 2: The Response

The liner was sailing through the Gulf of Alaska, approximately 120 miles south of Yakutat, Alaska, at midnight on October 4, 1980, when a fire broke out in the engine room.  After all passengers and crew were rescued, the vessel sank a week later. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)On October 4 and 5, 1980, more than 500 passengers and crew from the Prinsendam were pulled out of lifeboats in the Gulf of Alaska as the cruise ship burned and sank. Survivors, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, began arriving in Sitka, This is part two of a three-part series.

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 1: The Rescue

October 4th marked the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Prinsendam. The cruise ship  was abandoned 200 miles off the coast of Sitka due to fire. Over 500 passengers and crew were rescued. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)It’s been called the greatest high seas rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. 35 years ago on October 4th, the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam caught fire in Gulf of Alaska, between Yakutat and Sitka. KCAW's Rich McClear brings us part one of a three part series.

LIVE: Web stream of Glacier Conference

GLACIER_Logo_1_Color_668_1Today (08-31-15), the U.S. State Department will host a GLACIER Conference in Anchorage. Diplomats from 20 countries will discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. Click here for the agenda. To view a live web stream of the President's closing remarks around 5pm, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Misunderstood Lyrics

Testing 123Cindy Edwards and Ryan Kaufman had so much fun during the Thursday morning Good Day Show, that we just had to hear it again! They explored songs with commonly (and not so commonly) misunderstood lyrics. If you missed it, check it out here!

Sitka Spotlights

Sitka Fellow, Sarah Gibson has been working on a new series called Sitka Spotlights.

Tune in on Monday mornings after the Writer’s Almanac to hear local residents sharing their art, work, and traditions with KCAW listeners. You can also hear the … more

New program highlight: Bulevar Latino!


Maite Lorente is a new programmer on Raven Radio, and she is bringing us an exciting new show every Saturday from 3:00-4:00 pm. Bulevar Latino is dedicated entirely to Latin rock and alternative music in Spanish, but you don’t need to … more

Reveal: Airing monthly on Raven Radio!


The Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program, Reveal will be airing monthly on Raven Radio! Produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal will take an in-depth look at various topics in the media. We’ll be airing a two-part special this … more