The Morning Interview
The Girl Scouts of Alaska will host a Women of Science and Technology Day in Sitka, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. KCAW News spoke with Victoria Lorde, Girl Scouts of Alaska Southern Southeast Member Services and Program Specialist. Downloadable audio.
Twelve students from Stanford's Sophomore College Course, in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science Center, spent three weeks in Sitka, exploring the human component of environmental sustainability. Program Instructor Aaron Strong says the students focused on four aspects of sustainability: forests, fisheries, tourism, and energy. Students Elizabeth Hillstrom and Christopher Yeh say the experience was life-changing. All twelves students will present their findings today (Thursday, Sept. 17) at 5 pm at Kettleson Memorial Library. Downloadable Audio
Kidical Mass is the biggest global family bike ride ever! And is coming to Sitka for the first time this year. The event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 19, at the playground and tennis courts across from Alaska Arts Southeast campus. Downloadable audio.
Trooper Chad Goeden co-teaches hunter safety for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The next class is being held this Friday and Saturday, with an online portion required in advance of the class session. The course is for students age 11 and older. There is a $10 dollar registration fee. For more information visit the Alaska Department of Fish & Game office on the first floor of the city/state building across from the firehall, or call 747-5449. Downloadable audio.
Dionne Brady Howard has been an educator at Mt. Edgecumbe High School for 18 years. During that time, she has seen a paradigm shift in the role of teachers in education. She is heading to the Alaska Federation of Native conference in Fairbanks, Oct. 15-17, to represent the National Education Association Alaska chapter. Downloadable audio.
Dave McMahan is the former state archaeologist. He speaks with KCAW's Robert Woolsey about recent work excavating the survivor camp of the Neva, the most famous shipwreck in Russian-American History. The Neva was the first ship to make voyages around the world and was lost in 1813 in a storm. Downloadable audio.
Kevin Knox is the Chair of the Ports and Harbor Commission. The commission serves as an advisory board for the assembly and held its first meeting of the season last night (09-09-15). Knox is seeking commissioners to serve this season, as there are three vacant seats. Downloadable audio.
Leslie Fulton, the Quality Improvement Director, was joined by Physical Therapist Bridget Hitchcock to talk about an upcoming pain management class at Sitka Community Hospital. Fulton talks about how treating pain has evolved in the medical industry, particularly in response to a dramatic rise in opioid abuse and overdose. Hitchcock's class will elucidate the physiology of pain and how to manage pain without drugs. Downloadable audio.
Zeke Blackwell with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp talks about their upcoming production of Peter Pan, which debuts October 23 at the Odess Theater. The J.M. Barrie play is open to Sitkans age 7 to 18. This is the largest play to be produced by the Young Performer's Theater. Downloadable audio.
Hal Spackman, the director of the Sitka Historical Society, talks about the museum's upcoming collections audit. Curator Kristy Griffin and fellow will be taking an inventory of the museum's full collection and entering it into a digital catalog. The museum plans to re-open with Harrigan Centennial Hall in the fall of 2016. Downloadable audio.