The Morning Interview
Zeke Blackwell will direct this fall's The Trials of Robin Hood, by the Young Performer's Theater. Auditions will be Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6 and 7. No memorization is necessary. Actors will read a scene and tell a joke. Learn more about YPT here. Jessica Menary coordinates after-school arts classes for kids and adults. More info about that here. Downloadable audio.
A volunteer committee is working to build a new playground in Crescent Harbor, revamping the facility to meet current American with Disabilities Act (ADA)-accessibility and safety standards. Downloadable audio.
Dr. Lucille Marchand, a family medicine doctor from the University of Washington, is leading talks in palliative care in Sitka. She is joined by Martha Pearson, Health Promotion Manager at SEARHC, to talk about emergent conversations within medicine about planning for the end of life. Downloadable audio.
Reid Brewer, Associate Professor for Fisheries Technology, talks about the fisheries technology program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.
Esther Kennedy is an Environmental Specialist with STA's Environmental Research Lab (STAERL). Just back from a phytoplankton class in Maine, she discusses the July/August massive plankton bloom in Sitka Sound -- both the harmless and the toxic. Downloadable audio.
Tracy On is a chef at Patagonia Headquarters in Ventura, CA. She'll be in Sitka for two weeks working with the Sitka Conservation Society on their Fish to Schools Program. Downloadable audio.
Co-chairs Tessa Francis and Phil Levin of the Ocean Modeling Forum, as well as Harvey Kitka, who serves on Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Herring Committee -- are all members of the Pacific Herring Working Group. The group is holding three days of meetings in Sitka this week. Downloadable audio.
Karen Lucas, President and Founder of the Port Alexander Historical Society, talks about the history of the island community, the museum, and new artifacts from Port Alexander's 1930s heyday. Downloadable audio.
Clarence Antioquia is the former Alaska Area director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. A 1958 graduate of Sitka High School, he's presenting at this year's Paths Across the Pacific conference on the subject of Sitka's Indian Village. Downloadable audio.