The Morning Interview
A network security breach at the North Pole has left Santa exposed -- literally. Retaliatory action against a certain Asian dictator is not planned at this time. "There is not enough coal on planet Earth," said the Jolly Old Elf. With the chief of Santa's IT Security, #blinky@blinky, and KCAW's Robert Woolsey. Downloadable audio.
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School. Downloadable audio.
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio.
Alexandra Lyons is the first winner of the Di-Pech Fisheries Tech Scholarship, awarded jointly by the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and Douglas Island Pink and Chum, Inc. (DIPAC).
Hal Spackman, the Executive Director of the Sitka Historical Society, talks about the connection between hunting and conservation.
MEHS Wrestling coach Mike Kimber has been a steady advocate for sanctioned girls Wrestling in Alaska. Last weekend, his Lady Braves captured 7 of 8 weight classes at the Region V tournament in Wrangell. With Evelyn Evans (jr - Anchorage), Caitlin Konahok (jr - Gambell), Kanesha Lie (jr - Kotzebue), and Sydnee Kimber (fr - Sitka).
Andrea Thomas is the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator for the Affordable Care Act at SEARHC. Although enrollment is open until February 15, anyone who wants insurance in place by January 1 should enroll by this December 15. Two presentations are planned: Noon - 1 PM Thu Dec 11 at TKTKTKKT, and 11 AM - 1 PM Sat Dec 13 at UAS. For more information call Thomas at 966-8883 or visit healthcare.gov online.
Director Shannon Haugland and playwright John Longenbaugh discuss this weekend's live radio theater performance (7 PM Sat Dec 6, Sitka Performing Arts Center, $8/$6 Old Harbor Books). The performance will feature the US debut of Longenbaugh's "A New World Under," based on the Persephone myth. With actors Bethany Boyer-Rechlin and Emeterio Hernandez.
Debbie Miller is the author of A King Salmon Journey, and thirteen other children's books. She'll read from her latest work 2 PM Sunday, December 7, at Kettleson Library. Salmon swimming up the Yukon River make one of the longest migrations of any creature. Miller's science background helps her tell this story in real time. With KCAW's Melissa Marconi-Wentzel.
Sitka High seniors Kaya Duguay and Evan McArthur and faculty advisor Rob Parsons discuss the role of the National Honor Society in community service.