The Morning Interview

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

Have an idea for improving the community? SpeakUp Sitka!

Municipal clerk Colleen Ingman, and her deputy, Sara Peterson, discuss their new online initiative for community idea-sharing, SpeakUp Sitka! available on the city’s website. more

A website with what matters most

Michael Jenkins and Amanda Roberts, with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium, describe the rollout of Healthy Living Southeast — a new website with recipes, lifestyle, and health information tailored to life in Southeast Alaska. more

MEHS Lady Braves runners-up at state

Mt. Edgecumbe girls’ Basketball coach Dane Vincent, and players Joallyn Johnson (Jr-Kotlik) and Renatta Olson (Jr-Golovin) share their thoughts following their loss to ACS in the finals of the state 3A tournament last weekend. more

St. Baldrick’s leads in children’s cancer research

Craig Warren, local St. Baldrick’s coordinator, pediatrician Dave Vastola, and Phinneas and Brent Edwards outline this year’s St. Baldrick’s fundraiser, 6-9 PM Friday March 28, Sitka Elks Lodge. Learn more about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation online. more

Pick, Click, Give offers ‘double dividend’

Heather Beatty is program manager for Pick, Click, Give. The deadline to participate is March 31 — even for residents who’ve already applied for the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend. more

Great quake to be commemorated in Sitka event

Hal Spackman and Haley Chambers, with the Sitka Historical Society, and Rebecca Poulson, with the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society, talk about about a joint presentation on the 50th anniversary of the Great Alaska Earthquake, 6:30 Thursday March 27 in Harrigan Centennial Hall. more

Hollywood theme planned for Chamber banquet

Jennifer Robinson, executive director of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, and board member Rachel Roy discuss plans for the annual Chamber banquet and award presentations, 6-10 PM Sat Mar 29. more

Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools creates resource guide, curriculum

The Sitka Conservation Society’s Tracy Gagnon discusses their new Guide to Serving Local Fish in School Cafeterias. The guide offers resources for schools or parents interested in developing the networks needed to serve local fish in schools. It also has an elementary school curriculum. There will be a celebration/information event with the Sitka School Board and the Sitka Local Foods Network 6:30 PM Thu Mar 20 at Blatchley Middle School. more

Crossing swords: Workshop on stage combat for all ages

Ira Snelling talks about his upcoming stage combat workshop, to be held March 23 and 24, for students in the 5th grade and older. The class will teach stage punches, grabs and throws, as well as sword play, with techniques “that from one angle looks really dangerous and really believable, but actually is very, very safe,” Snelling said. more

Staying safe at sea: Classes for fishermen

Jerry Dzugan, director of the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) talks about upcoming classes, including one on ergonomic injury prevention for commercial fishermen. more