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Alaska cruising first-timer gets timely help from Air Station Sitka

Early in the morning of Friday, June 15, a crew from Air Station Sitka responded a call from the Star Legend and hoisted a 71-year old woman suffering stroke symptoms. She was medevaced to Sitka for treatment. The cruise ship Star Legend added Southeast Alaska to its itinerary for the first time this year.

Sitka restaurant culture hits the road in food trucks

Cruise ship visitors are on the rise in Sitka, and with that,this season’s bumper crop of food trucks. But they’re more than just a foodie trend -- food trucks and carts have a long history in urban areas.

Where classical and Cash meet: Bailey’s cello topples walls

What do Zuill Bailey and Johnny Cash have in common? The artistic director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival and the country music legend are both Grammy winners -- but there’s something else, and you’ll want to be prepared the next time you play music trivia.

How the rules of selling city land in Sitka may change

Right now, city land sales over $500,00 require a public vote. The Sitka Assembly wants to raise that ceiling to $5 million to motivate economic development and bring the city into compliance with the state constitution.

Kelp forests, sea stars, and rescue missions

Anthony Walloch and German Dionne are both students at University of Alaska Southeast's dive semester. They tell unsettling stories of danger during dives, identify their favorite underwater animals, and discuss their three types of dives--recreational, research, and rescue.

Kids documenting our communities

Ellen Frankenstein, artist in residence and documentary filmmaker joins Kristine Hole, 4th grade teacher at Keet Gooshi Heen Elementary School, to talk about their recent collaboration teaching students documentary skills. The theme of the collaborative teaching effort was: how do people contribute to their communities?

Painting bright red salmon

Willow Moore, Aurora Lang, and Jessica Menges,talk about what people can expect at the interactive paint and sip event that's kicking off the Sitka Seafood Festival.

From Mallorca to Sitka

Pianist Alfredo Oyaguez joins Kayla Boettcher, executive director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival. Oyaguez details a childhood entrance into piano playing. He also discusses the pieces he'll be playing Friday, June 15th.

KCAW accepting applications for GM position

Applications for KCAW's full time general manager being sought now, with initial screening May 27th. Click here to learn more. This is a full time, executive position at the station, reporting to a community-elected Board of Directors and supervising a staff of six and 100+ active volunteers.

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