The Morning Interview
Mike Morris, an instructor with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) shares details about their Recreational Boating Courses, a series of seven classes that will begin next Monday, May 18. Downloadable audio.
Rebecca Himshoot, the Science Specialist at Keet Goshi Heen Elementary School, and Ashley Bolwerk of the Sitka Sound Science Center, are hosting Sitka's first Junior Bioblitz, a fast action sweep of an area to identify as many species of living organisms as possible. The bioblitz will be Wednesday, May 20 in the Starrigavan area. Downloadable audio.
The Girls Scouts of Alaska is launching this year's summer day camps for K-12 girls in Sitka, Angoon, Yakutat, and Kake. Victoria Lord, the Member Services and Program Specialist for Southern Southeast Alaska, shared the camp's "girl-led" philosophy and how to participate. Lord also discussed the upcoming Women of Science and Technology Day (WSTD) this September. Downloadable audio.
Skaters with the Sitka Sound Slayers, the local roller derby team, shared their goals for the 2015 "United We Roll" Alaska State Tournament. This is the Slayers first visit to the tournament, which is May 15th - 17th at the MTA Sports Center in Palmer, Alaska. Downloadable audio.
Doug Osborne, the Director of Health Promotion at Sitka Community Hospital, was joined by Tess Giant to share their campaign for National Bike-to-Work week. Sitkans who bike to work next week (05-11-15 to 05-15-15) can enter a raffle at Yellow Jersey Cycle Shop for a $100 gift certificate. Downloadable audio.
Sally Helm, the Story Lab Coordinator with the Island Institute, came into the studio to talk about their upcoming summer session, "Story and Voice." The session will be led by Brett Dillingham, a Juneau-based storyteller and educator, from June 1, 2015 to June 5, 2015, with a culminating performance on June 6, 2015. Downloadable audio.
Frances Donohoe shared stories and plans for this weekend's (05-10-15) premier performance of Cirque du Pluie, a collaboration by the Sitka Silkies and Youth Gymnastics. Former Cirque du Soleil aerialist Cheetah Platt will be performing and teaching classes in aerial silks, acrobalance, and conditioning, Thursday (05-07-15) through Sunday (05-10-15). Downloadable audio.
Caroline Lester, the Alaskans Own Program Manager with the Alaska Sustainable Fisheries Trust (ASFT), talks about the work of the trust and their online blog, Docklines. Lester is looking for three high school interns to participate. Downloadable audio.
Rob Allen, the CEO of Sitka Community Hospital, was joined by Dr. Leslie Fulton to talk about the citizen survey, which they are launching today. The survey invites the public to weigh in on hospital services. Downloadable audio.
The 2015 full-feature documentary, "The Hunting Ground," is an exposé of rape crimes on U.S. campuses. Martina Kruzer of Sitkans Against Family Violence and Chris Washko, the Director of Student Success at University of Alaska Southeast, talk about the film and paradigm shift in how universities handle sexual assault in the future. Downloadable audio.