One-term school board incumbent Eric Van Cise and challenger Amy Morrison answered questions on district finances, policy, and how best to prepare Sitka’s students to enter the workforce, during a Chamber of Commerce forum this week (9-12-18). The pair will be joined by the third candidate, 18-year incumbent Cass Pook, 6:30 - 8 p.m. Thursday, September 13 on Raven Radio in a live listener call-in.
Sitkan Jerry Dzugan was a college student in Chicago in 1968, and witnessed firsthand the riots in the streets during the Democratic National Convention in late August. A bystander, he was nevertheless beaten and arrested during widespread efforts by Chicago police to clear the streets and restore order. Now 70 years old, Dzugan believes it’s important to share the powerful lesson he learned that day.
Swing dancing classes return on October 2nd, taught by Beth and Owen Kindig. The lessons are every Tuesday at the New Archangel Dancers Studio from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., with open dancing from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The Raven Radio Foundation Board has hired the station's sixth general manager. Becky Meiers will be joining us October 15th from Portland, OR. She joined us on the Morning Interview alongside board member Ted Howard.
Working parents looking for childcare can find themselves without many options in Sitka. There are only three licensed care providers for children and rates can exceed $1000 a month. As part of our series "The Cost of Living in Sitka," we spoke with Erica Whipkey, the Board President of the Betty Eliason Child Care Center.
A new campaign to reduce CO2 kicks off in Sitka today: "Stop Idling, Start $aving." Citizens are encouraged to take an idle-free pledge in Sitka, turning off their vehicle to save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve air quality.