The Morning Interview

The Morning Interview airs at 8:18 AM, Mon – Fri.

Leah Abramson: Two species, one song

leah_abramson1Singer/songwriter Leah Abramson's latest project connects -- through song -- the lives and experiences of a resident pod of killer whales near Vancouver with her own family's history in the Holocaust. Downloadable audio.

SCS is calling all bikers!

Sophie Nethercut and Sarah Komisar of the Sitka Conservation Society were joined by Aaron Prussian, a local cyclist, to talk about this Saturday's (05-23-15) community bike ride and cookout. Downloadable audio.

Walk MS seeks to build connections

11012938_962130293820110_38538037080717165_nColleen Dalquist and Patricia Atkinson are the local coordinators of Walk MS, a national initiative to connect people living with MS and their caregivers. Dalquist and Atkinson decided to bring the walk to Sitka this year and to share their personal experiences. Sitka's Walk MS will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Downloadable audio.

Lund steers Paris of the Pacific in a new direction

Paris-of-the-Pacific-81Jeff Budd of the Greater Sitka Arts Council was joined by cast members Seaton Bryan and Marcia Drake to talk about the upcoming production of Paris of the Pacific, a locally written melodrama about the 1867 transfer of Alaska. Downloadable audio.

Wolves seeking ticket to state softball tournament

High seniors Ellie Gray (pitcher and shortstop) and Kalene Koeling (3rd base) on the verge of graduation and at the tail end of their softball season. Two away games - in Juneau and Ketchikan - stand between them and competing in the state championships on June 5 - 6, 2015 in Fairbanks.

Wilcox family merges transcontinental run with food activism

10420369_826756310707787_1708289907159142611_nIn 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.

Morris: Safety classes offered for recreational boaters

Mike Morris, an instructor with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) shares details about their Recreational Boating Courses, a series of seven classes that will begin next Monday, May 18. Downloadable audio.

Bioblitz to bring 100 students on species scavenger hunt

DSCN1531Rebecca Himshoot, the Science Specialist at Keet Goshi Heen Elementary School, and Ashley Bolwerk of the Sitka Sound Science Center, are hosting Sitka's first Junior Bioblitz, a fast action sweep of an area to identify as many species of living organisms as possible. The bioblitz will be Wednesday, May 20 in the Starrigavan area. Downloadable audio.

More than cookies, Girl Scouts taking registrants for day camps

girl scout of alaska avatarThe Girls Scouts of Alaska is launching this year's summer day camps for K-12 girls in Sitka, Angoon, Yakutat, and Kake. Victoria Lord, the Member Services and Program Specialist for Southern Southeast Alaska, shared the camp's "girl-led" philosophy and how to participate. Lord also discussed the upcoming Women of Science and Technology Day (WSTD) this September. Downloadable audio.

Slayers head to state roller derby tournament

11053579_1106567499358366_6241775515784166403_oSkaters with the Sitka Sound Slayers, the local roller derby team, shared their goals for the 2015 "United We Roll" Alaska State Tournament. This is the Slayers first visit to the tournament, which is May 15th - 17th at the MTA Sports Center in Palmer, Alaska. Downloadable audio.