The Morning Interview
A host of radio plays will begin production this week, including a Western, a Sherlock Holmes period piece, and four John Longenbaugh plays. Directors Megan Pasternak and Suzan Brawnlyn were joined by producer Shannon Haugland of the Greater Sitka Arts Council Community Theater to talk about the staging of stories with sound.
Dipika Guha, Island Institute artist-in-residence, is joined by director Peter Bradley to talk about her play, "A Brief History of America," in response to Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States," and thematic focus on historical events through the eyes of ordinary people.
Shoshauna Schmidt of Brave Heart Volunteers joined Somer Dunn, an audiologist at SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC), to talk about how hearing loss impacts the experience of dementia.
Coach Michael Mahoney and players Kathy Holly (Nome '15) and Martha Kasayulie (Kolignaek '16) talk about their stellar season. They are 10-1 in both conference and out of conference play, and recently garnered first place at the Juno Jive tournament this past weekend.
A host of "Alaska Day" performances are coming up. Jeff Budd shares the line-up for tomorrow's Monthly Grind, while Ira Snelling discusses Paris of the Pacific, a period melodrama about the 1867 Alaska Purchase. Sarah Lawrie, the director of the Greater Sitka Arts Council, talks about this year's Sitka Artisans Market & Holiday Craft Party. Dates and details here.
Dr. Michael Lannoo is this fall's Scientist in Residence at the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), where he is studying the conservation biology of amphibians. Dr. Lanoo is in residence for one-month sabbatical program, and is joined in the studio by coordinator Victoria O'Connell.
Sitka High School football players Alex Corak ('15), Miguel Garcia ('16), and Josh Goeden ('17) are wrapping up their season for the year. Together, they review the highs and lows of the year.
Dr. David Vastola, a pediatrician at SEARHC, and Cindy Edwards talk about pediatric injury, from "near misses" to serious incidents, and what parents can do to protect their children. Dr. Vastola invites all Sitkans to his Doc Talk 7 PM Wed Oct 8 at the Hames Center.
Zeke Blackwell of the Young Performers Theater shares plans for "East of the Sun and West of the Moon," a play debuting this November, and for Annie the Musical. He is joined by Rhiannon Guevin to talk about this year's after school offerings at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp.
Dr. Irbert Vega of SEARHC demystifies sexually transmitted infections and treatment options. Alongside Cindy Edwards, he invites all Sitkans to a Doc Talk tonight at the Hames Center at 7pm.