Tag Archives: Cindy Edwards
The Sitka School District goes looking for teachers in Seattle. Roller derby picks up speed across Southeast. And is Juneau healthier than Sitka? Don't make us laugh.
A study released last week by the University of Wisconsin concluded that Sitka is the second-healthiest community in the state of Alaska -- behind Juneau.The results of the study were a shot in the arm to Juneau which, frankly, seems a little more sedentary and bureaucratic than Sitka. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with Cindy Edwards, director of the Hames Center, to learn what can be done to put Sitka on top.
Manufacturing -- like everything else -- is becoming more computerized, but instead of replacing craftsmanship, digital technology is opening up possibilities for students to create things in ways that simply weren’t practical five or ten years ago. Three kids at Sitka High School are building a tool -- really just a customized piece of metal -- to do an unsung, but important, job in the community. And as KCAW’s Robert Woolsey reports, their collaboration points toward a future where we’ll make stuff differently.