The Morning Interview

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Walking in the footsteps of Russian history

RBH_Exterior2_1Becky Latanich, Chief of Interpretation and Education at Sitka National Historical Park, talks about their new 1-hour tour of Russian-American history through downtown Sitka. Downloadable audio.

Sitka library catalog added to statewide consortium

Librarian Brooke Schafer (rear) and volunteer Don Muller will now be handling library materials from across the state. (KCAW photo/Robert Woolsey)Robb Farmer, director of Sitka's Kettleson Memorial Library, explains how the Alaska Joint Library Consortium has created a statewide, virtual library for users across the state. Downloadable audio.

Nikkanen, Rawls share ‘journey’ with Goldberg Variations

Nikkanen_RawlsViolinist Kurt Nikkanen and violist Scott Rawls will join Sitka Summer Music Festival Artistic Director Zuill Bailey this afternoon to perform Bach's Goldberg Variations as a string trio (12:30 PM Thu Jun 18, Harrigan Centennial Hall, free). Despite the contemplative nature of the piece, the pair describe it as a 'journey' in performance. Visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival online for a complete concert schedule and ticket information. Downloadable audio.

‘A melodrama!’ she sighed

This is the third year of Sitka's original melodrama, which captures the spirit of the 1867 Transfer of Alaska.Jeff Budd, Marcy Drake, and Megan Pasternak set the stage for this summer's presentation of Paris of the Pacific, an original Sitka melodrama. Performances are Thu Jun 24 and Mon Jun 29, 7 PM at the Sheetka Kwan Naa Kahidi, advance tickets on sale at Old Harbor Books. Downloadable audio.

New Old Time Chautauqua returns to SE

chautauquapostertitleChautauqua is a 19th century tradition that blends performance, education, and community-building in one package. Paul Magid founded the New Old Time Chautauqua in 1981. It last toured SE Alaska 23 years ago. His 55-member troupe will be in Sitka on July 12 & 13. Downloadable audio.

State seeks bidders to care for Sitka’s parks

Sunset from Halibut Point State Recreation Area in Sitka. This park -- like others in Sitka -- will transfer into private management on July 1.Mike Eberhardt, the Southeast Area Parks Superintendent, talks about the plan by the Alaska Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation to seek new managers for Sitka's state parks. The state will end management of all seven of Sitka's state parks on July 1, 2015. The link to the RFP is available here. Downloadable audio.

International Air Rally touches down in Sitka and Yakutat

MemberPhotoPlane-5The International Air Rally took to the skies of Alaska this month, with Sitka as their final destination. Five twin Cessna planes are parked on the Sitka runway. Their pilots and traveling partners have been traveling since June 1, 2015 and landed in Ketchikan and Juneau, with a surprise detour to Yakutat. Downloadable audio.

Herskowtiz: Classical virtuoso with a jazz twist

biographyMatt Herskowitz, a Montreal-based pianist, composer and arranger, will be performing with his jazz trio at the Sitka Summer Music Festival this year. A graduate of the Julliard School in New York City and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Herskowtiz is known for fusing the technique of a classical virtuoso with a prowess in jazz. Downloadable audio.

Sipe: Coordinated transit plan open for public comment

Photo-of-RIDE-buses-10th-Anniversary-1024x611Connie Sipe, the Executive Director of the Center for Community, is part of the effort to draft Sitka's coordinated transit plan, which is open for public comment through Monday, June 15. Downloadable audio.

Lady Wolves triumphant in state softball championships

Photo courtesy Sitka High School Facebook pageThe Sitka Lady Wolves have done it again, bringing home their 5th small schools station championship trophy in the last six seasons. Head Coach Jael McCarty was joined by three of the fourteen Varsity players: Zosha (Zoe) Krupa ('17, pitcher), Kelcie von Scheerschmidt ('16, left fielder), and Meaghan Way ('16, center fielder). Downloadable audio.