The Morning Interview

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Youth theater seeks ninja nuns, 7-18, for ‘Trials of Robin Hood’

YPT's 2015 performance of 'Annie.' (SFAC photo)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.

Playground group fundraises for redesign

99061a_ca3dc11fe6d6455695524641f4ceade3-mv2A 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.

Doctor offers coaching in palliative care

lucille-marchandDr. 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.

UAS’s Fish Tech program ‘a class in an iPad’

FishTechReid Brewer, Associate Professor for Fisheries Technology, talks about the fisheries technology program at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.

Phytoplankton give us summer’s green water

Phytoplankton, the foundation of the ocean food chain. (NOAA photo)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.

Patagonia chef adds twist to Sitka’s Fish-to-Schools

Patagonia corporate chef Tracy On knows that food for kids must be tasty, but she won't "dumb it down." Some ideas: Salmon mac & cheese, salmon corndogs.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.

Herring work group connects science and tradition

Herring_Working_GroupCo-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.

A look inside the Port Alexander Museum

The PA Historical Society incorporated in 1994, but the project picked up speed a decade ago, when a donor offered Karl Hansen’s original house for a museum.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.

A 20th-Century look at Sitka’s ‘Indian Village’

A view to the north of Sitka's 'Indian Village,' c. 1890. (Edward DeGroff photo, US Library of Congress)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.

Author talks coastal discovery of the Americas

Hudson says that the surviving vessels of China's epic voyages 1421-1423 were left to "rot at their moorings," and their records destroyed.Ian Hudson is presenting at the 9th Annual Paths Across the Pacific Conference this week. Hudson studies ancient seafaring communities and global maritime history. Downloadable audio.