The Morning Interview

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

Meet & Greet planned for new hospital CEO

Patrick Williams and Angela McGraw, with Sitka Community Hospital, discuss upcoming programs and events at the hospital. A meet-and-greet for new CEO Jeff Comer is being held Wednesday, October 1, 5:30 - 7 PM in the hospital classroom. For more information, visit SCH's Facebook page.

Sitka, MEHS runners strong in weekend meet

The Sitka Invitational Cross Country Meet was held over the weekend (9-20-14). MEHS coach Josh Arnold and runners Brittany Woods-Orrison and James Simeonoff discussed the Braves' performance. Kelcie VonScheershcmidt, Erika Seehafer, and Colin Baciocco represented Sitka High. See complete results for the boys and girls events.

Simpson and Hayes: Airing cultural assumptions without conflict

Writers Sherry Simpson and Ernestine Hayes discuss cultural assumptions in Alaskan literature in two venues: a stage presentation 7 PM Mon Sep 22 at the Sheetka Kwan Naa Kahidi, and in a hands-on writing workshop 6-9 PM Tue Sep 23 at the Yaw Chapel. Both events are free. For complete information, visit the Island Institute online. In collaboration with the 49 Alaska Writing Center.

Health Summit Planning Day set for Oct 3

Angela McGraw and Patrick Williams are members of the coalition organizing the 2014 Sitka Health Summit Planning Day on October 3 (8:30 - 4:30 PM, Harrigan Centennial Hall). They're hoping to register 65 participants to develop at least two ideas into workable initiatives for the coming year.

New systems in Kettleson, Harrigan to reduce energy costs

Jon Heller, an engineer with Ecotope Inc. in Seattle, is helping the city design energy-efficient mechanical systems in the remodeled Kettleson Library and Harrigan Centennial Hall. With insulation, better lighting, heat recovery ventilation, and heat pumps, energy usage in the buildings will be about 2/3 less per square foot.

DDF practice meet works out the kinks

DDF (Drama, Debate, and Forensics) has one of the longest seasons in the school year. It all got started last weekend with a practice meet hosted by Sitka High. Sitka seniors Ceilia Lubin and Michael Boose, and MEHS junior Hayley Stumpf and sophomore Breezianne McClenahan, discuss some of their events. With SHS coach Stefanie Ask.

Improving mealtime experience for dementia sufferers

Lois Denherder, occupational therapist, and Fr. Michael Boyle, speech therapist, discuss how to make dining more enjoyable and successful for patients suffering from dementia. They'll present at a free Brave Heart caregiver's support luncheon at noon Wednesday, September 17, in the Pioneers Home Manager's House.

Vislay: Helping the Coast Guard help you

Air Station Sitka's commanding officer Mark Vislay says the number one safety tool for anyone heading out onto the water is communication. "We can't find you if no one knows you're missing," he says. A pilot, Vislay describes flying in Southeast Alaska compared to some of his other assignments.

SHS Football tackles Houston Wednesday

Thad White, defensive coordinator for SHS Football, along with Blayne Vilandre (Sr) and Tyler White (Fr), discuss the team's prospects against Houston this afternoon. Kickoff 3 PM, lower Moller Field.

African Children’s Choir: Raising voices, spirits, money for education

The African Children's Choir is part of a thirty-year effort to break the cycle of poverty in Africa. The 41st tour of the ACC is appearing in Sitka this weekend, 6:30 PM Sun Sep 14, Sitka Performing Arts Center. Advance tickets $15 at Old Harbor Books. The ACC will be joined by Sitka students in the Keet Gooshi Heen Choir. Heidi Mullin is the technical director.