The Morning Interview

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SCT revives the musical with ‘Spelling Bee’

25th-annual-putnam-county-spelling-bee-logoProducer Shannon Haugland discusses the upcoming musical performance of the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, along with cast members Hailey Barger and Zack Desmond. Sitka Community Theater presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10, $8 for students and senior citizens, at Old Harbor Books. For more information, call 738-0602. Downloadable audio.

Haines author says eagle preserve at risk from mining

Orodonez_imageJoe Ordóñez, a photography tour guide from Haines, Alaska, has published a photo book called Where Eagles Gather. He discusses the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve near Haines, and the possible threat presented by the Palmer Project, a mine located upstream on one of the rivers that runs through the preserve. Downloadable audio.

Lady Braves place third in state basketball tournament

(Photo by Renee Esparza)Julie Amaktoolik and Sasha Saccheus, players Mt. Edgecumbe High School girl's basketball team, talk about their 3rd place finish at the 3A State Basketball Championships, their statewide fan base, and their hometowns of Anchorage and Elim. Downloadable audio

A walk a day keeps the doctor away

Sec. Vilsack's direction to produce a plan that is "ecologically, environmentally, and economically sustainable" is a significant challenge, as managers reckon with a forest that is huge, but also fragile. (Flickr photo, Joseph)For the month of April, Sitka's park will have a 30-day walking challenge where visitors can "walk and win" for prizes with a punch card.Downloadable audio.

Island Institute raises funds with auction

newlogo_2Peter Bradley, executive director of the Island Institute, and Board Chair Linda Behnken chat about its fundraising auction on Friday, March 25. They also discuss the organization's upcoming "Tidelines Ferry Tour" in April to look at the intersection of climate and culture. Downloadable audio.

Island Institute pilots artistic ferry tour

tidelinesbannerPeter Bradley, executive director of the Island Institute in Sitka, previews their annual auction tomorrow (03-25-16) and next month's Tidelines Ferry Tour. Downloadable audio.

Visiting scientist studies disease mysteries in animals

DuncanLabColleen Duncan - Scientist in Residence Fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center - is a veterinarian who studies infectious disease and population dynamics in wildlife. Downloadable audio.

SHS Mock Trial takes state title

mocktrialwsSitka High School took top honors for the second time in the school’s history in the 2016 Alaska High School Mock Trial Competition in Anchorage earlier this month (03-06-16).

Alaska’s eight starts inspire Wearable Arts

099-IMG_4900-500x333Jeff Budd and Sarah Lawrie with the Greater Sitka Arts Council (GSAC) talk about the 8th Annual Wearable Arts Show, alongside frequent artist/model Bill Foster. The show features 28 different art pieces and about a third of the artists are new this year. Downloadable audio.

Native American comedians use humor as medicine

powwowThe Pow Wow Comedy Jam comes to Sitka, with stand-up by Marc Yaffee, Vaughn Eaglebear, and special guest Gilbert Brown. The trio of Native American comedians talk about their performance style and representing their tribes. Downloadable audio.