The Morning Interview
Tom Hesse, sports reporter with the Daily Sitka Sentinel, sits down with three members of the Sitka High School track team to talk about hurdles and high jump performances after their weekend invitational. Downloadable audio.
Noah Galarza is the White Elephant's Americorps volunteer. He discusses the history of the White Elephant, how it was created and has evolved. He also talks about the White E's grant program, as well as the importance of volunteerism and the impact volunteer organizations have in town. Downloadable audio
Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association (ALFA) director Linda Behnken and project manager Anya Grenier say the association's community-supported fishery is poised for growth. "Alaska's Own" will be supplying product directly from fishermen to Fairbanks beginning this year. The expansion is made possible by a grant from Northwest Farm Credit Services. Downloadable audio.
The Young Performers Theater at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp will stage four one-act plays 7 PM Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29, at 2 PM and 7 PM at the Odess Theater. Downloadable audio.
Integrative healing involves the thought, emotion, and spirit, along with physiological health. Julie Shanno and Betsy Decker describe how six local practitioners will present on the nervous system and chiropractic care, acupuncture, the body's magnetic field, herbal stress support, genes, and grief. 2-5 PM Saturday April 30, UAS Sitka campus. Downloadable audio.
Sitka High students James Morland, Misha Bekeris, Kristine Banh, Brooklyn Sudnikovich-Eddy, Erika Seehafer, and Zofia Danielson performed at SE MusicFest in Ketchikan last week. Downloadable audio.
Bioblitz is a 24-hour survey to document every species of flora and fauna in a community. Kitty LaBounty of University of Alaska southeast, Jessica Gill of Sitka Tribe of Alaska's Resource Protection Department and Aaron Prussian of the U.S. Forest Service are taking fourth graders from Keet Goshi Heen elementary School to Starrigavan for a Junior BioBlitz on April 27. Downloadable audio.
Randy Zarnke, President of the Alaska Trappers Association, chats about issues faced by local trappers and new rules around trap identification. Downloadable audio.
Zack Desmond and Tamie Parker Song, members of the Sitka Health Summit, talk about a health networking event. Craig Nolte, from the Federal Reserve Bank, has experience leading community and economic development initiatives throughout the region and will be facilitating the event. He says poor health can have an impact on the workforce. The event is at UAS in Room 106 on April 28. Downloadable audio.
Jennifer Purcell is the Scientist in Residence Fellow at the Sitka Sound Science Center. She specializes in jellyfish research. Jellyfish numbers are increasing and, with that bigger population, more conflict between humans and the sea creatures. Downloadable audio.