The Morning Interview

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

SAFV’s Boys Run grows in new directions

10389278_834750299909988_2929901403197142571_nPrevention Director Julia Smith and Lauren Havens, the school program coordinator for Sitkans Against Family Violence, came in to talk about "Boys Run I toowú klatseen: Strengthen Your Spirit!" The program was designed to bring running and healthy lifestyles to Alaska's 5th grade boys. Boys Run is modeled after the nationally established Girls Run. Downloadable audio.

Braveheart hosts community grief gathering tonight

IMG_1167Ted Wiard is a clinical therapist and certified grief counselor, who is hosting a gathering on community grief in Sitka tomorrow (09-03-15). Wiard was joined by Zachary Desmond, Director of Programs at Braveheart Volunteers, and host Rich McClear. The three spoke about grief in Sitka following the August 18th landslide and how the community can heal.

20th century photographs on display at STA

Gil Truitt, a local historian, has donated a collection of historical images to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Many are copies of prints by E.W. Merrill. The images are on display at 456 Katlian Street from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, October 16th.

After “Old Timer” whale re-sighting, Straley looks at the larger picture

Old Timer’s Flukes captured from the deck of the M/V Northern Song on July 12th. (Jim Nahmens/Nature’s Spirit Photography)Jan Straley is a professor of biology and whale researcher at the University of Alaska Southeast. She came into the studio to talk about an extraordinary whale sighting this summer off Cape Fenshaw in Frederick Sound.

Starting Nov.1, Raven Radio ruled by the Fates

242049_223944150963726_1437449_oRaven Radio's new general manager is a class act: Ken and Rachel Fate. They will officially begin as co-managers on November 1st, 2015. Until then, Ken Fate will be flying solo as general manager through October 31st, 2015, which is also Raven Radio's Stardust Ball. The Fates have hosted the Stardust Ball for the past fourteen years. They plan to bring that partnership, both in work and in play, to the job of general manager. Downloadable audio.

Waldholz signs off: “I am just proud of this radio station”

10014056_10101188215832742_1652773386_oRachel Waldholz is the Reporter for Raven Radio - KCAW. And after two years and countless stories, today is her last day on the job. In September, Waldholz will join the APRN as a roving, state-wide reporter on energy issues in Alaska. Beginning Monday, August 31st, Melissa Marconi-Wenzel will return as Morning Edition Host. Former Winter Fellow Emily Kwong will be the interim reporter as Raven Radio seeks a permanent replacement. Downloadable audio.

Microphone in hand, Gibson unearths traditions of the land

sarahgibsonSarah Gibson is an oral historian and musician who lives in North Carolina. Gibson is one of six Sitka Fellows in residency this month at the Island Institute this summer. Raised in a rural community in Vermont, Gibson is compelled by land and people, and how the relationship between the two expresses itself in traditional arts and storytelling. Gibson will be leading a how-to oral history workshop tomorrow (09-27-15) at 7 p.m. in Fraser Hall, teaching participants how to do interviews with loved ones and neighbors. Downloadable audio.

Voices from the frontlines of Sitka’s landslide recovery effort

Recovery crews halt work while a trained cadaver dog scents the site where the body of 62-year-old William Stortz is thought to be located. A previous dog alerted at the location of the green stake in the center of the image. (KCAW photo, Robert Woolsey)Coordinators of Sitka's landslide response and relief effort gathered in the KCAW studios this morning (08-25-15), both to recount the events of the past week and relay immediate needs. Chief Dave Miller of the Sitka Fire Department was joined by Major Turnie Wright, the minister with the local Salvation Army post, and Samantha Cox, a moderator on the Facebook website Sitka Chatters. Downloadable audio.

Sitka Community Hospital is now tobacco-free

Doug Osborne, the Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, announces that the hospital is going tobacco-free today (08-24-15). Now, visitors are asked to smoke outside the property line. Downloadable audio.

Know an outstanding woman who deserves recognition?

a-little-bit-swirly-00000002-288x206Hilary Morgan, the CEO of YWCA Alaska, discusses YWCA Alaska/BP's annual award for women leaders. The Women of Achievement Awards is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional life, and made contributions to their community. The deadline to nominate a woman of distinction is 5 p.m. today (08-21-15). Morgan also discusses the gender pay gap in Alaska. Downloadable audio.