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“Peter Pan” plays in Sitka

12140577_887849777950923_9009587993162317677_nThe age-old favorite "Peter Pan" is taking the stage in Sitka this weekend. Zeke Blackwell of Young Performers Theater discussed how the actors grew throughout the rehearsal process.Downloadable audio.

We have a winner!

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We are happy to announce the winner of this year’s Raven Radio Alaska Airlines raffle is Robyne from Fairbanks! Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket making this year’s raffle such a successful fundraiser for Raven Radio. And a … more

Story Lab Offers Storytelling for Youth

Island InstituteSarah Swong and Henry Colt with the Island Institute's Story Lab bring their experiences to the program, which fosters creative writing and storytelling among local youth. Downloadable audio.

North Coast Winds Quintet Visits Sitka

North Coast Winds QuintetMembers of the North Coast Winds Quintet discuss performing in Sitka and engaging Sitka's youth. Quintet performs, courtesy of Alaska Arts Southeast, on Saturday, Sept. 26th. Downloadable audio.

Raven Radio: Powered by the People!

PeoplepoweredradioRaven Radio is powered by YOU! This fall we need to raise $70,000 to keep the station moving forward, but we can't do it without you. Please become a member or renew your membership today.

Ports and Harbors Commission seeking new members

IMG_5197Kevin Knox is the Chair of the Ports and Harbor Commission. The commission serves as an advisory board for the assembly and held its first meeting of the season last night (09-09-15). Knox is seeking commissioners to serve this season, as there are three vacant seats. Downloadable audio.

Microphone in hand, Gibson unearths traditions of the land

sarahgibsonSarah Gibson is an oral historian and musician who lives in North Carolina. Gibson is one of six Sitka Fellows in residency this month at the Island Institute this summer. Raised in a rural community in Vermont, Gibson is compelled by land and people, and how the relationship between the two expresses itself in traditional arts and storytelling. Gibson will be leading a how-to oral history workshop tomorrow (09-27-15) at 7 p.m. in Fraser Hall, teaching participants how to do interviews with loved ones and neighbors. Downloadable audio.

Know an outstanding woman who deserves recognition?

a-little-bit-swirly-00000002-288x206Hilary Morgan, the CEO of YWCA Alaska, discusses YWCA Alaska/BP's annual award for women leaders. The Women of Achievement Awards is an annual evening soiree that honors ten Alaskan women who have demonstrated leadership and excellence in their professional life, and made contributions to their community. The deadline to nominate a woman of distinction is 5 p.m. today (08-21-15). Morgan also discusses the gender pay gap in Alaska. Downloadable audio.

From human pitch pipe to choral music composer

natebarnettNate Barnett is a composer, singer, and music director from Rochester, NY. He is one of six Sitka Fellows in residency at the Island Institute this summer. While in Sitka, Nate is composing a cantata for choir and chamber music inspired by spiritual, non-religious texts. He seeks to create new worship music accessible to all, that brings people together in song regardless of religion or race. Barnett is leading a workshop on music foundations tomorrow (07-30-15) in Fraser Hall on the Sheldon Jackson Campus at 7 p.m. Downloadable audio.