The Morning Interview
The age-old favorite "Peter Pan" is taking the stage in Sitka this weekend. Zeke Blackwell of Young Performers Theater discussed how the actors grew throughout the rehearsal process.Downloadable audio.
The U.S. Forest Service is trying to learn more about the users of trails and recreation sites in the Tongass National Forest. Mike Mullin, natural resource specialist with the Sitka Ranger District, discussed the National Visitor Use Monitoring Program that every federal forest employs. Downloadable audio.
Three radio theater plays will be performed in Sitka this November. Producer Shannon Haugland and playwright Zachary Desmond stopped by KCAW to discuss the plays. Downloadable audio.
The Sitka Wolves Girls Volleyball teams have their last home games of the season and senior night tonight (10-20-15). Four players from the senior players -- Trista, Shelby, Min and Erin -- talked about the sport as well as how they have grown as a team. Downloadable audio.
Peter Colson is the new director of the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center. He's back in Sitka for the third time and this go around he plans on staying. Colson used to follow raptors around the nation and he's passionate about birds. He has a plan to make the center into a global attraction. He replaces Debbie Reeder, who served 13 years. Downloadable audio
The Sitka Sound Science Center Science Fellow for October is Anne-Mathilde Thierry, who is studying the diminished population of arctic fox in Norway. She discussed her work and how she'll spend her time in Sitka educating young scientists and looking at how climate change is affecting certain animals. Tori O’Connell of the science center also discussed Thierry's fellowship. Downloadable audio.
Around 200 teachers from around the state will attend the Alaska Math and Science Conference from Oct. 23 to 25. It’s the first time the conference is being held in Sitka. Bobbi Jordan and Matt Hunter, all co-chairs planning AMSC in Sitka, talked about hosting the educational summit that will cover Common Core and science standards, among other professional development topics. Downloadable audio
Sitka High swimmers Brady Harang, Jake Trierschield, and Ava Parrish crowd the studio to speak with Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Tom Hesse about the team and their recent wins at the Bartlett Invitational in Juneau. Sitka finished second for the girls team title (128) and captured first for the boys title (141). Downloadable audio.
35 colleges and universities are setting up booths at Sitka's annual College Fair (Tuesday, October 13th at Sitka High School), including the University of Alaska Southeast, Sitka Campus. UAS, Sitka is also co-hosting, with Sitkans Against Family Violence (SAFV), the Clothesline Project. Downloadable audio.