The Morning Interview

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

UAS Sitka campus, courses expanding

Jeff Johnstone, campus director of UAS Sitka, wants to invite Sitkans to check out UAS’s renovated facility, and its expanded offering of in-person and distance courses. more

SHS Mock Trial takes second at state

Sitka High Mock Trial participants Will Pate (soph), Daliya Tazeyeva (sr), Salma Zakiyah (sr), Melea Roman (jr), and Laura Zelhuber (jr) discuss their second-place performance at the statewide Mock Trial competition in Anchorage last week. more

Homemade to Hollywood: Sitka’s upcoming film screenings

Shannon Haugland discusses the rules of the 48-hour film festival competition – include Jeff Budd in your film and get five points. All entries have been submitted, and a viewing will take place on Thursday (3-13-14). more

Arti-Gras continues with Friday Art Walk

The Greater Sitka Arts Council’s Jeff Budd discusses the Arti-Gras Art Walk, which is scheduled for Friday, March 14, from 5-9 p.m. Downtown stores will be open late, and will feature work by local artists. more

Cue cards help parents teach kids about healthy relationships

Parents discuss SAFV’s new resource for talking to their kids about healthy relationships. more

Comic book writer inspired by Bigfoot

J. Torres, award winning Filipino-born Canadian comic book author, discusses how he made his passion for writing comics about heroes and monsters a career. more

Fireweed Dance to perform this Saturday

Emma Bruhl, a senior member of the Fireweed Dance Theatre, discusses the company’s performance this Saturday, March 8 (7PM, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $15/10 available from dancers or at the door). more

Oceanographers Grebmeier, Cooper begin month-long Sitka residency

Oceanographers Jackie Grebmeier and Lee Cooper, and Sitka Sound Science Center residency director Tory O’Connell, discuss the couple’s research, and their plans for their month-long residency in Sitka. Cooper is a chemical oceanographer; Grebmeier is a biological oceanographer who studies systems. They’ve been working in Alaska for nearly three decades. For more information about the Scientist in Residency Fellowship, visit the Sitka Sound Science Center online. more

Quilt auction Tuesday to raise money for scholarships

Jan Lovett and Annette Blankenship of Ocean Wave Quilters’ Guild preview their 16th annual scholarship auction. The guild will give two scholarships this year to graduating seniors from Sitka High School and Mount Edgecumbe High School, and will also donate money to the Sitka Fine Arts Camp scholarship fund. more

Sitka youth need foster parents

Youth Advocates of Sitka are looking for more families to volunteer for their therapeutic foster care program. Executive Director Annette Becker and Program Coordinator Jessica Clarke discuss the details. more