The Morning Interview

The Morning Interview airs at 8:18 AM, Mon – Fri.

State baseball tourney coming to Sitka this week

State baseball tournament director Mike Vieira talks with KCAW’s Brian Hanson about the logistics of running the first-ever state tournament held in Southeast Alaska. The tournament opens Thursday June 5 in Sitka’s Moller Field. more

New, old friends showcased in ’14 Sitka Summer Music Festival

Sitka Summer Music Festival artistic director Zuill Bailey discusses some of the festival’s programs and concerts planned for the next four weeks. For more information visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival online. more

Exhibitors wanted for Southeast State Fair

Jessica Edwards, executive director of the Southeast Alaska State Fair, will be visiting Sitka Tuesday, June 3, from 1-3 PM at the Backdoor Cafe, and at Harrigan Centennial Hall from 5-6 PM, to encourage exhibitors to participate in this year’s fair. For more information visit the Southeast Alaska State Fair online. more

Music festival kicks off Saturday

Kayla Boettcher, Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, discusses the festival’s kick-off event, “Wine & Music with Friends,” this Saturday, May 31, at 6 p.m. more

Sitka Kitch: A kitchen for everyone

Suzan Brawnlyn and Marjorie Hennessy talk about Sitka Kitch – an effort to create a community kitchen in Sitka. First proposed in 2013, Sitka Kitch recently partnered with the First Presbyterian Church, which has donated the use of its kitchen. more

Studying the role of whale poop in the ocean ecosystem

Joe Roman is a conservation biologist from the University of Vermont, currently serving as the Sitka Sound Science Center Scientist in Residence Fellow. Roman’s area of study is the role of whale feces in the ocean nutrient cycle. more

‘Alaska Today’ offers food, history at Sitka’s ANB Founders Hall

Allen and William Bird discuss their plans to serve up meals and history at the ANB Hall this summer. more

59th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby casts off this weekend

John McCrehin, Sitka Salmon Derby barge chairman, discusses plans for this year’s derby, which gets underway at 7 AM this Saturday. more

Julie Hughes Triathlon celebrates 30th year

Siouxha Tokman and Kevin Knox, who help organize the Julie Hughes Triathlon, discuss plans for the 30th Anniversary running of the race, which starts tomorrow morning (5-17-14) at 8:30. more

Reviving Tlingit language

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Tlingit Mentor Apprentice Program – is designed to increase the number of fluent speakers under the age of 60. Program coordinator Jasmine James discusses how it works. more