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Field guide to dead birds

Dr. Julia Parrish, Executive Director of COASST (Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team) discusses her citizen science program. Scientist train ordinary citizens to identify washed up sea birds on beaches so that the organization can get a larger picture of the marine environment. Parrish is holding a training July 1st, 12pm-6pm at the Sitka Science Center. 

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Zuill Bailey on siblings, rejuvenation, and cafe concerts

Zuill Bailey, director of the Sitka Summer Music Festival, and his sister, violinist Allison Bailey discuss working with siblings and peers, performing at casual venues, and the interplay of music and the weather. They give a preview of what listeners can look forward to during the second half of the festival. 

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Electric vehicle owners gather in Sitka Saturday

Dave Nichols, member of the Electric Vehicle Owners’ Group discusses their meetup this Saturday, where they’ll gather with other electric vehicle owners. They’ll then open up the meeting to those curious about electric vehicles or considering buying one.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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Cruising with KCAW on Friday

Robin Sherman, KCAW’s interim manager, discusses the upcoming Raven Radio fundraising cruise on Friday, June 18, from 6-8:30. Cruisers will have a chance to view wildlife, eat catered food, listen to live music, and drink on what is predicted to be a lovely June day. 

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Cirque du Sitka

Circus artist Erica Saben discusses what it’s like to walk on a tight wire at great heights. She’ll be teaching a class in Sitka that introduces the practice of tight wire walking–but starting only two feet off the ground! The class is Saturday, June 16th, 9-10:30 am.

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