The Morning Interview

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

Lady Braves Basketball runs a ‘patient’ offense

New MEHS Girls Basketball coach Dane Vincent and players Renatta Olson (Jr-Golovin) Payton Weisz (So-Tok) discuss their prospects for the season, and the recent Battle of the Bridge with Sitka High. more

SHS Vocal Jazz warms up this week’s fest

SHS Music director John DePalatis brings his Vocal Jazz Ensemble to the studio: Hallie Bernhoft, Samantha Robinson, Rosie Palof, Destony Rosas, and Cassie Gillespie perform ‘Til There Was You from ‘The Music Man.’ The Sitka JazzFest runs this Thu-Sat, Feb 6-8. Tickets are $10/$25/$45 for an all-Festival pass. more

Art Aerobics lets it out with music, mess

Susan Brawnlyn is offering an Art Aerobics class (6:30-8PM Wed Feb 5, Yaw Art Building, Sheldon Jackson, $15 at the door). She says it’s more than painting to music — it’s a chance to express artistic feelings in a big, uninhibited, messy way. more

Straley’s ‘Cold Storage’ finds humor, mystery in small-town Alaska

Sitka-based crime novelist John Straley shares insights into his latest work Cold Storage, Alaska, which will hit bookstores on February 4. Learn more about the novel on Straley’s Facebook page. Straley will sign copies in Sitka on Tue Feb 4 at Old Harbor Books. more

Parent cafe a new venue to discuss teen issues

Elena Gustafson, with Sitkans Against Family Violence, discusses plans for the evening’s Parent Cafe at Blatchley Middle School. more

Young-growth bike shelter aimed at inspiring old-growth preservation

Sitka Conservation Society’s Conservation Solutions Director, Marjorie Hennessy and Executive Director, Andrew Thoms discuss a new young-growth bike shelter. The dedication ceremony is at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (1-28-14). Prior to the ceremony, assembly member Phyllis Hackett will lead a bike ride from totem square to the bike shelter at 2:45 p.m. more

ORCA launches Youth Adventure Program

Alli Gabbert and Tristan Knutson-Lombardo, with Southeast Alaska Independent Living, discuss new programs for adults and children of all abilities. For more information visit SAIL online. more

Sitka JazzFest connects marquee talent with students

Sitka JazzFest directors Mike Kernin and John DePalatis go over the lineup for this years’ festival. February 6, 7, and 9 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Tickets $10, $25, and $45 at Old Harbor Books. For complete schedule and ticket information visit the Sitka JazzFest online. more

National Honor Society looks for service opportunities

KCAW’s Brian Hanson speaks with Emma Bruhl, president of the National Honor Society at Sitka High School. The NHS admits students with a GPA of 3.5 and a commitment to service — and is the force behind Sitka’s annual polar dip. more

Broadway Night an evening of song

Shannon Haugland and Tracy Turner, with Sitka Community Theater, outline the bill for this Friday’s Broadway Night fund raiser (6 PM Fri Jan 24, Odess Theater, $30 at Old Harbor Books, includes wine & hors d’ouevres). 12 performances in all. more