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LISTEN: All About the Grand Bargain

Special_ProgrammingSitka's budget deficit is estimated to be $900,000 this year. And as oil prices drop, Sitka is unlikely to receive much state funding. How will we make due? The Citizens' Task Force proposes "The Grand Bargain." Tune in Monday (03-21-16) at 10 a.m. for a half-hour special about their plan.

LISTEN: What to keep, what to cut in Sitka’s Schools?

Special_ProgrammingSchool Board Members Tim Fulton and Tom Conley, and superintendent Mary Wegner and business manager Cassee Olin took public comment for 90-minutes during a live KCAW Call-In Special on Monday, March 7, 2016.

UAA’s Alaska Budget Breakdown

Graph_captureOver the past year, Gunnar Knapp, Director and Professor of Economics at UAA has been traveling around the state,  talking with many organizations about the fiscal challenge Alaska is facing. Click here  to view the full report of his findings.

Listen Here: 2015 Live Radio Theater!

radioplay3In November 20, 2015, a host of talented Sitkans with the GSAC Sitka Community Theater put on a production of four live radio dramas. There's two original plays, a re-telling of the classic "Pride and Prejudice," and a romantic comedy with a twist.

Full audio: Listening to Yellow Cedar

IMG_4249 (1)Kimi Eisele is a Writer in Residence here at the Island Institute. Her radio essay, "Listening to Yellow Cedar," aired on Raven Radio Sunday, Oct. 25th. This personal investigation looks at the yellow cedar tree and its importance culturally, economically and as part of the temperate rain forest ecosystem.

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 3: The Reporting

The HeroesJust as the Prinsendam is one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, it is also one of greatest achievements of regional journalism. This is the third installment in a three-part series on the 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam rescue.

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 2: The Response

The liner was sailing through the Gulf of Alaska, approximately 120 miles south of Yakutat, Alaska, at midnight on October 4, 1980, when a fire broke out in the engine room.  After all passengers and crew were rescued, the vessel sank a week later. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)On October 4 and 5, 1980, more than 500 passengers and crew from the Prinsendam were pulled out of lifeboats in the Gulf of Alaska as the cruise ship burned and sank. Survivors, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, began arriving in Sitka, This is part two of a three-part series.

35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 1: The Rescue

October 4th marked the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Prinsendam. The cruise ship  was abandoned 200 miles off the coast of Sitka due to fire. Over 500 passengers and crew were rescued. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)It’s been called the greatest high seas rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. 35 years ago on October 4th, the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam caught fire in Gulf of Alaska, between Yakutat and Sitka. KCAW's Rich McClear brings us part one of a three part series.

LIVE: Web stream of Glacier Conference

GLACIER_Logo_1_Color_668_1Today (08-31-15), the U.S. State Department will host a GLACIER Conference in Anchorage. Diplomats from 20 countries will discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. Click here for the agenda. To view a live web stream of the President's closing remarks around 5pm, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

Listen: Kettleson Library’s Poetry Cafe

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Kettleson Memorial Library held a live poetry reading event in April of 2015, celebrating the end of National Poetry Month. People of all ages participated in the event by sharing original poems. Raven Radio aired a recording … more