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Update: Sealaska dividends include no earnings

Sealaska CEO Chris McNeil Jr. addresses Juneau's Native Issues Forum April 2, 2014. The corporation's spring distribution includes no operating revenue. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska)

The Sealaska regional Native corporation does not appear to be making much – if any – money. more

Today’s the day!

Spring 2014 Drive

Today is our One Day Drive! The station is bursting with music and voices, as we welcome volunteers, guests, musicians, and you! We’ve reached $52,856 in contributions so far – help us meet our Spring Goal of $85,000! Don’t wait - donate now! And THANK YOU to everyone who has contributed so far! more

Let’s get lost!

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Our One Day Drive is Friday, April 4th and will culminate with live music at the Cable House! Regal Cheese from 7-8 and The Lost Boys from 8-10pm. We’ll be broadcasting the performances live so you  can come down, or … more

Southeast health-care cutbacks cost jobs

It’s easy to argue that the healthcare industry is an important part of Southeast Alaska’s economy. But while some operations are expanding, others are cutting back. more

Mt. Edgecumbe girls pave way toward sanctioned wrestling

19 girls on the Mt. Edgecumbe wrestling team qualified for Regionals, often competing against boys. (KCAW photo/Emily Forman)

Your high school might have had a wrestling team, but how many wrestlers were girls? There are more than a dozen girls on Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe High School wrestling team, and they regularly beat boys in their weight class. The team is tackling more than just gender barriers; they’re paving the way for the first girls sanctioned wrestling tournament in the state of Alaska. more

A founder’s island

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Stef Steffen helped found Raven Radio and this year stepped down from the Board of Directors after more than 30 years. From hosting Good Day and Jazz shows, to leading the efforts of two renovations, Stef’s energy and commitment to community radio are part of the heartbeat of this station. Stef was the guest “castaway” on Friday, December 27th, bringing his list of ten songs that he would choose to have if stranded, perhaps forever on an island. He would also bring a well-frosted carrot cake. Here is a recording of the show which includes lots of early Raven Radio memories, Stef’s list of songs and a link to his dessert of choice. Enjoy! more

Sitka sea salt makers win national taste-test award

Jim and Darcy Michener made their first batch of sea salt on their honeymoon.(photo by KCAW's Emily Forman)

What do the Space Needle, Sitka Sound Science Center, and Cafe Juanita in Kirkland, Washington have in common? They all carry artisanal salt made by Alaska Pure. The Sitka company’s sea salts are designed around flavors reminiscent of Southeast Alaska. In 2013 their wild blueberry sea salt captured a national taste-test award. more

Kake cannery: one of America’s most endangered historic landmarks

Organized Village of Kake Executive Director, Gary Williams, standing outside the Keku cannery.

In June, the Keku Cannery in Kake was named one of the 11 most endangered historic places in the country by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The building is an artifact of Alaska’s salmon canning industry and its a reminder of the different people that worked there. more

Behind the scenes at Sitka Seafood Fest

Chef Seth Caswell prepares grilled quinoa patties for the Sitka Seafood Fest this Friday and Saturday. Caswell is visiting Sitka from Seattle where he is Executive Chef at Google. (KCAW photo by Erik Neumnn)

Chef Seth Caswell prepares grilled quinoa patties for the Sitka Seafood Fest this Friday and Saturday. Caswell is visiting Sitka from Seattle where he is, Executive Chef at Google. more

Walter Soboleff Center closer to construction

A drawing of the Walter Soboleff Center shows its structure and facade. Image courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute.

A Southeast Alaska cultural organization has hired a contractor to build a large Native arts and education center in Juneau. more