The Morning Interview
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.
The 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.
Elena 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.
Molly Wizenberg is a food writer and restaurateur from Seattle. Her blog, Orangette, just won a James Beard Foundation award for Best Individual Food Blog. Wizenberg will be reading from her work at Kettleson Memorial Library at 7 p.m. tonight (04-27-15). Downloadable audio.
Rob Harcourt is a professor of Marine Ecology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He's in Sitka as a Scientist in Residency Fellow (SIRF) at the Sitka Sound Science Center. Harcourt uses advanced tagging techniques to study ocean animals and their habitat -- everything from jellyfish to blue whales. He'll be speaking tonight (6PM Wed Apr 22, Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center, free) on climate change and penquins: "Will Happy Feet feel the heat?" With SSS research director Tory O'Connell. Downloadable audio.
Mt. Edgecumbe High School seniors Johnna Bouker (Dillingham) and Brittany Woods-Orrison (Rampart) discuss their participation in this year's Native Youth Olympics. The pair talk about the physical skills required in each event, as well as the cultural connections. With NYO coach Archie Young. Downloadable audio.
Pete Melnick, the Operations Officer of Coast Guard Air Station Sitka, and Lance Ewers, the volunteer captain of Search and Rescue (SAR), share plans by to conduct a joint training operation this weekend and ongoing recruiting efforts. Melnick also shared safety reminders as boating season approaches. Downloadable audio.
Zeke Blackwell talks about the Young Performer's Theater's production of The Merry Wives of Windsor, which debuts this Friday at the Odess Theater. The 17th century play will be performed with a condensed version of its original text by a cast of 19 students, in 5th through 8th grade. Downloadable audio.
Melissa Marconi Wentzel discusses the Sitka Health Summit's upcoming Visioning Session. Participants will imagine where they'd like to see Sitka in five years, taking into account everything from public health to arts and culture, housing and transportation, access to healthy food and health behaviors. The event will be Thursday, April 16, from 5:30-7:30 at Kettleson Memorial Library (in the Stratton Building). Organizers will provide a light dinner, and childcare and activities for kids. You can find more information at sitkahealthsummitak.org. Downloadable audio
Sitka High School students Trevan Coleman and Brayden Case helped lead the varsity baseball team to the state championships last year - and won. This season, the two juniors are looking to repeat history. Coleman and Case talked about their confidence in this year's team and their new coach, Matt Way. Downloadable audio