The Morning Interview

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‘Retrospective,’ auction/pizza party highlight Is. Institute’s weekend

carolyn-dorikIsland Institute director Peter Bradley welcomes Sitkans to tonight's annual Auction and Pizza Party (7 PM Fri Mar 20, Harrigan Centennial Hall, $15 at Old Harbor Books or online), featuring gourmet pizza and music by the Fulton Boys. Saturday evening, supporters of the Institute will gather to honor the three-decade contribution of Carolyn Servid and Dorik Mechau (6 PM Sat Mar 21, Dell Shirley Room, Allen Memorial, ticket information online). Downloadable audio.

‘Cardboard World’ invites families to eat, play

Knox says cardboard is one of children's top 5 play objects. Others include dirt, string, and paper tubes. (Flickr photo/margaret)Mt. Edgecumbe Preschool board president Dan Dunn and staff member Erika Knox describe the organization's "Cardboard World" fundraising event (5-7 PM Thu Mar 26, Harrigan Centennial Hall, $15/$5). A spaghetti dinner, dessert auction, and cardboard play are featured. Downloadable audio.

Health Summit ’15 reaches 6-month mark

This year's Sitka Health Summit initiatives are at the 6-month mark. "Celebrate Katlian Street: A Vibrant Community" is working on finalizing its action list. Committee chair Paulette Moreno and member Amelia Gage say the group will dine on sockeye pie at 6:30 PM Wed Mar 25 at the Sheetka Kwaan Naa Kaheedi and share ideas. Robb Farmer, with the Sitka Youth Resource Project, is looking for a student intern to help develop a website that will serve as clearinghouse for youth services. With Sitka Health Summit director Melissa Marconi-Wentzel. Downloadable audio.

Mt. Edgecumbe student gov’t: Prom and beyond

Mt. Edgecumbe student government representatives Tamija Woods (sr - Anchorage) and Gabriel Gradi (jr - Anchorage) explain that their duties involve much more than planning prom. With advisor Michael Mahoney and KCAW's Brian Hanson. Downloadable audio.

‘Sitka History Minute’ is the story of people

SitHistMin_logoEqual parts Cosmos and Prairie Home Companion, Hal Spackman's Sitka History Minute is a bright star in KCAW's local programming lineup. Want goat farming? SHM has it! Downloadable audio.

Kid Laser’s debut album an odyssey via ‘Grunge Lit’

Machines_and_Monsters_artKid Laser & the Dynamite Deal have just released their first album 'Machines and Monsters.' The Sitka-based band is a creative collaboration between Dan Olbrych (lead vocals, guitar), Cody Russell (lead guitar), Nate Monahan (bass), and Joey Stamps (drums). The album is classic Pacific NW garage rock -- but harnessed to the Homeric tradition. Kid Laser & the Dynamite Deal will perform live this weekend (9 PM Sat Mar 14, Bayview Pub, with Los Shotgun Locos). Downloadable audio.

KGH Project Fair: 19 years and counting

A classic project volcano. (Flickr photo/Judy Baxter)Keet Gooshi Heen Project Fair coordinator Rebecca Himschoot and student historian Addie Poulson discuss tonight's Project Fair (6-7:30 PM Thu Mar 12, Keet Gooshi Heen multipurpose room). Poulson's project is a history of the fair, which is now in its 19th year, with almost 1,000 projects.

Herring Camp connects tradition, science

Tristan Ballesderoz and Kyler Newton label a dissected herring during Knowledge of Herring Camp, on March 21. (KCAW photo/Rachel Waldholz)Sitka National Historical Park Ranger Ryan Carpenter describes the unique partnership behind Herring Camp, a spring-break program for middle school students. Herring Camp mixes contemporary scientific methods with traditional knowledge to give students a well-rounded perspective on this critical resource. With Tribal culture-bearer Chuck Miller, resource protection manager Jeff Feldpausch, and camper Madison Roy-Mercer. Downloadable audio.

Lady Wolves focus on state tourney

The Lady Wolves celebrate their regional win in Ketchikan, before heading to state in Anchorage. (Ingfrid Olney-Miller photo)Sitka High seniors Ellie Cagle and Elle Gray discuss last weekend's Region V Basketball tournament in Ketchikan. The Sitka Lady Wolves came from behind to win the 3A title. With Brian Hanson. Downloadable audio.

‘Art of Health’ opens Friday at Homeport

Art of HealthMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, with the Sitka Health Summit, and partners Sarah Lawrie with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, and SEARHC's Martha Pearson, discuss "The Art of Health," which will be on exhibit for a month at the Homeport Eatery beginning 5 PM Fri Mar 13, and other collaborative plans for the community. Downloadable audio.