The Morning Interview
Mike Eberhardt, the Southeast Area Parks Superintendent, talks about the plan by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation to seek new managers for Sitka's state parks. The state will end management of all seven of Sitka's state parks on July 1, 2015. The link to the RFP is available here. Downloadable audio.
The International Air Rally took to the skies of Alaska this month, with Sitka as their final destination. Five twin Cessna planes are parked on the Sitka runway. Their pilots and traveling partners have been traveling since June 1, 2015 and landed in Ketchikan and Juneau, with a surprise detour to Yakutat. Downloadable audio.
Matt Herskowitz, a Montreal-based pianist, composer and arranger, will be performing with his jazz trio at the Sitka Summer Music Festival this year. A graduate of the Julliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Herskowtiz is known for fusing the technique of a classical virtuoso with a prowess in jazz. Downloadable audio.
The Sitka Lady Wolves have done it again, bringing home their 5th small schools station championship trophy in the last six seasons. Head Coach Jael McCarty was joined by three of the fourteen Varsity players: Zosha (Zoe) Krupa ('17, pitcher), Kelcie von Scheerschmidt ('16, left fielder), and Meaghan Way ('16, center fielder). Downloadable audio.
Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) is teaming up with Raven Radio - KCAW to host the 12th Annual Only Fools Run at Midnight event. Dave Nuetzel, SAIL's Sitka Program Director, talks about the history of the race as a celebration of the summer solstice. Ken Fate, Station Manager of Raven Radio, explains that the race is "more about flash than speed" and that Raven Radio will be coordinating the race into the future. Downloadable audio.
Alabama native Carol Odess, the major benefactor of the Odess Theater, talks about this weekend's ribbon cutting ceremony (06-07-15) for the newly renovated Allen Hall. Odess was joined by Roger Schmidt, Executive Director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, to talk about the decades-long effort to save Allen Hall. Downloadable audio.
Thomas C. Moore is an oboist and audio recording producer. Moore was joined by SSMF Artistic Director Zuill Bailey to talk about oboe music through the centuries and his Grammy-winning audio production work. Downloadable audio.
Braveheart Volunteers (BHV) Zachary Desmond, Director of Programs, and Board President Sherrie Mayo, discuss the "Brave Alaskan Adventure," a three year fundraising initiative. On July 1st for the next three years, BHV will draw a name from the pledge pool. The winner gets round-trip tickets to Sitka. Downloadable audio.
Kayla Boettcher, the Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Founded in 1972, SSMF is a month-long classical chamber music festival that begins today (06-02-15) and runs through Sunday, June 28. Downloadable audio.