The Morning Interview
The Sitka Health Summit will introduce MAPP Community Health Assessment data to the public on Wednesday, Sept. 30th, 7:00pm at the Hames Center. And the Summit's 9th Annual Planning Day will be Friday, October 9th, 8:30am-4:00pm, at UAS. This year's Planning Day will offer funding for more local health improvement projects. Downloadable audio.
Garry White, the executive director of the Sitka Economic Development Association, discusses this Thursday's (10-01-15) Seafood Innovation Summit. The round-table discussion on innovative processes in the seafood industry will be held 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 1, at the Sheet’ka Kwaán Naa Kahídi. Downloadable audio.
Kimi Eisele is an artist, writer, and choreographer from Tuscon, Arizona. Eisele will be in Sitka for two months as a resident with the Island Institute, studying the significance of the yellow cedar tree and teaching compositional improvisation and shadow puppetry. Downloadable audio.
Sitka Health Summit partners discuss the recently-completed MAPP (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships) Community Health Assessment. Downloadable audio.
Members of the North Coast Winds Quintet discuss performing in Sitka and engaging Sitka's youth. Quintet performs, courtesy of Alaska Arts Southeast, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Downloadable audio.
Misty Jensen, the Team Development Specialist for the Alaska branch of the American Field Service (AFS), was joined by Sitka cluster coordinator Krisanne Rice to discuss international exchange opportunities (www.afsusa.org) for Sitka students. Downloadable audio.
Kerry Maclane, the organizer for the Running of the Boots, was joined by Lilly Mayo to talk about the 21st Annual Running of the Boots. This annual event is an end of the season celebration that features a costume contest, live music, and a fun run in Xtratuf boots. Downloadable audio.
Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services, in partnership with St. Peter's Episcopal Church and St. Gregory's Catholic Church, is offering three mental health first aid trainings. The first training is on Tuesday, Sept. 29th, 8 am - 5:30 pm. Lloyd Platson, Employee Development Coordinator at Sitka Counseling, says attendees will walk away with concrete tools to help them identify, understand, and respond appropriately to mental health conditions. Downloadable Audio
The Girl Scouts of Alaska will host a Women of Science and Technology Day in Sitka, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. KCAW News spoke with Victoria Lorde, Girl Scouts of Alaska Southern Southeast Member Services and Program Specialist. Downloadable audio.
Twelve students from Stanford's Sophomore College Course, in cooperation with the Sitka Sound Science Center, spent three weeks in Sitka, exploring the human component of environmental sustainability. Program Instructor Aaron Strong says the students focused on four aspects of sustainability: forests, fisheries, tourism, and energy. Students Elizabeth Hillstrom and Christopher Yeh say the experience was life-changing. All twelves students will present their findings today (Thursday, Sept. 17) at 5 pm at Kettleson Memorial Library. Downloadable Audio