The Morning Interview

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

Chamber festival transforms dock for Steampunk Gala

Matt_Herskowitz-001Sitka Summer Music Festival executive director Kayla Boettcher and board member Cyndy Gibson describe how the Old Sitka Dock passenger building will be transformed for this Sunday's Steampunk Gala with the Matt Herskowitz Trio (Doors open 5 PM Sun Feb 28, Old Sitka Dock). Visit the Sitka Summer Music Festival for ticket information. Downloadable audio.

Sitka High DDF runners-up at state meet

160221_SHS_DDF_askThe Sitka High Drama, Debate, and Forensics took second-place overall in the state meet in Anchorage last weekend (Feb 19-20), continuing their winning tradition. Colin Baccioco and Anders Marius took third-place in public forum debate. They share their team's success story with Daily Sitka Sentinel sports editor Tom Hesse. Downloadable audio.

Author writes about smells and memories in new book

downloadFormer Sitkan and writer Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock talks about her new novel, "The Smell of Other People's Houses," which takes place in Alaska in the 1970s. Downloadable audio.

‘Wizard of Oz’ opens Friday at Odess

The cast of the YPT's 2015 performance of "Annie."Young Performer's Theater director Zeke Blackwell, and actors Muriel Reid (Dorothy) and Razie Guillory discuss some of the challenges in putting together this season's "Oz." Performances are 7 PM Fri Feb 19, 2 PM & 7 PM Sat Feb 20, and 2 PM Sun Feb 21 in the Odess Theater on the Sheldon Jackson Fine Arts Campus. Downloadable audio.

Wearable Art 2016: Artists needed!

20140302_WearableArts_Waldholz_1Jeff Budd and Michelle Kennedy with the Greater Sitka Arts Council are soliciting artists to perform at this year's Alaska Airlines Wearable Arts Show, March 26, in Sitka. The deadline to sign up is Monday February 29. For more information, visit the Sitka Arts Council online. Downloadable audio.

How to financially plan for the end of life

aarplogoFinancial expert Cyndy Gibson was joined by Tony Craddock, a visiting estate planner with AARP (The American Association of Retired Persons) to talk about end of life planning.

Sitka Health Summit hosts networking event

newsitkahealthsummitlogoLloyd Platson with Sitka Counseling and Martha Pearson from SEARHC Health Promotion talk about the upcoming Sitka Health Summit networking event. Downloadable audio.

Banff Film Festival celebrates 40 years of outdoor adventure

An image from the film 'Unrideables.' (Banff Mountain Film Festival)Hames Center director Cindy Edwards, Banff Festival coordinator Kylene Fremling, and festival representative Seana Strain talk about the lineup of films in Banff's 2016 World Tour. 7 PM Friday, February 12, Sitka Performing Arts Center. Downloadable audio.

From canoe to tender: Katlian Street’s role in Maritime Heritage

Katlian_Street_HistoricThe annual meeting of the Sitka Maritime Heritage Society will he held at 7 PM Wed Feb 24 in the ANB Founders Hall (doors open at 6). This year's meeting will feature the maritime heritage of Katlian Street. Board members Rebecca Poulson and Brinnen Carter explain why. Learn more at sitkamaritime.org. Downloadable audio.

Glaciers: Beautiful, but also a ‘strong climate signal’

Allen_Pope2Allen Pope is a visiting glaciologist from Boulder, Colorado. He'll be giving two public programs on glaciers. Downloadable audio.