The Morning Interview
Braveheart Volunteers (BHV) Zachary Desmond, Director of Programs, and Board President Sherrie Mayo, discuss the "Brave Alaskan Adventure," a three year fundraising initiative. On July 1st for the next three years, BHV will draw a name from the pledge pool. The winner gets round-trip tickets to Sitka. Downloadable audio.
Kayla Boettcher, the Executive Director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, was joined by Artistic Director Zuill Bailey. Founded in 1972, SSMF is a month-long classical chamber music festival that begins today (06-02-15) and runs through Sunday, June 28. Downloadable audio.
Sitka Sportsmen's Association president Steve Ramp, and derby chairman John McCrehin, discuss the 60th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby. 445 fish were landed in first weekend, with the leader topping 42 pounds. Downloadable audio.
Debe Brincefield, the Manager of the Sitka Farmers Market, is welcoming vendors old and new to participate. Interested vendors can find the registration forms and regulations at the Sitka Local Foods Network website. Downloadable audio.
Singer/songwriter Leah Abramson's latest project connects -- through song -- the lives and experiences of a resident pod of killer whales near Vancouver with her own family's history in the Holocaust. Downloadable audio.
Sophie Nethercut and Sarah Komisar of the Sitka Conservation Society were joined by Aaron Prussian, a local cyclist, to talk about this Saturday's (05-23-15) community bike ride and cookout. Downloadable audio.
Colleen Dalquist and Patricia Atkinson are the local coordinators of Walk MS, a national initiative to connect people living with MS and their caregivers. Dalquist and Atkinson decided to bring the walk to Sitka this year and to share their personal experiences. Sitka's Walk MS will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. Downloadable audio.
Jeff Budd of the Greater Sitka Arts Council was joined by cast members Seaton Bryan and Marcia Drake to talk about the upcoming production of Paris of the Pacific, a locally written melodrama about the 1867 transfer of Alaska. Downloadable audio.
High seniors Ellie Gray (pitcher and shortstop) and Kalene Koeling (3rd base) on the verge of graduation and at the tail end of their softball season. Two away games - in Juneau and Ketchikan - stand between them and competing in the state championships on June 5 - 6, 2015 in Fairbanks.
In 2014, Brett and Kris Wilcox led their family in a transcontinental run to protest GMOs in the food supply and the lack of labeling in the United States. Brett and his 16-year-old son David did the running, while Kris and their 14-year-old daughter Olivia drove a vehicle. The Wilcox's will be talking about their run across America on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 106 at the University of Alaska Southeast. Downloadable audio.