Since the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium closed its Medicare-certified home health department in Sitka last September, many Sitkans have publicly opposed the change – through a petition with over 600 signatures and a well-attended listening session in November, which SEARHC did not attend. This week, for the first time since the closure, community members shared feedback directly with SEARHC administrators. That feedback is unlikely to bring the department back.
What is it like to lose a loved one to a bombing? Or to leave the Gaza Strip for the first time? How about harboring a major crush on a British pop band in Indonesia or reckoning American stereotypes about your home country Tanzania? Four exchange students wrote personal essays about that for Raven Radio this year.Read More
Misty Jensen, the Team Development Specialist for the Alaska branch of the American Field Service (AFS), was joined by Sitka cluster coordinator Krisanne Rice to discuss international exchange opportunities (www.afsusa.org) for Sitka students. Downloadable audio.Read More
Most Southeast Alaskans slept through Friday morning’s (7-25-14) magnitude 5.9 earthquake, but there were plenty who didn’t. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey spoke with a few people around the region who were jolted awake in the wee hours by the quake and its many aftershocks -- including some very happy campers.