School Board hopefuls now include a write-in School Board hopefuls now include a write-in

School Board hopefuls now include a write-in

Three Ketchikan School Board candidates will be on the Oct. 4th ballot, and a fourth is running as a write-in candidate. Kim Hodne, Trevor Shaw, Conan Steele, and Kevin Johnson joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry this week for a live call-in candidate forum. Here’s a summary of the event. document.createElement('audio'); http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/23SchlBrdFrm.mp3   Ketchikan … more

Students learn about earthquake preparedness Students learn about earthquake preparedness

Students learn about earthquake preparedness

Mike Drummond briefs students at the Quake Shack while Jared Woody assists. An earthquake simulator has been visiting Southeast communities the past few months. It made two stops in Ketchikan.  A few third graders at Fawn Mountain Elementary School share their experiences. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22Simulator_web.mp3 The State of Alaska Division of Homeland Security and … more

Chamber forum features City Council candidates Chamber forum features City Council candidates

Chamber forum features City Council candidates

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs. (KRBD file photo) Candidates running for Ketchikan City Council participated in a Chamber of Commerce forum this week. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/22CouncilChamber.mp3   Questions and answers progressed quickly during the one-hour lunchtime candidate forum featuring incumbent City Council members Julie Is … more

Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Saxman rally supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Protesters carry signs opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline. A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. But speakers expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota. http://www.krbd.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/20Rally_web.mp3   More than 50 people held protest signs, wh … more

Photo of the Day Photo of the Day

Photo of the Day

Lenora Eichner sent us this photo, taken by Jaime Williams near Myers Chuck. Local photographers, professional and amateur: Here is an opportunity to showcase your pictures, and maybe win a bag of Raven’s Brew coffee! To submit recent photos of local scenery, people or events, email them to news@krbd.org. Please include the photographer’s full name, where and when the photo was taken. KRBD prefers photos that h … more

Station Highlights

Photo of the Day

Lenora Eichner sent us this photo, taken by Jaime Williams near Myers Chuck.

Lenora Eichner sent us this photo, taken by Jaime Williams near Myers Chuck. more
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Morning Edition Interviews

Couple shares story of recovery

A married couple, who asked to be identified as Mike and Marilyn, share their stories of addication and recovery.
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Autism: putting the pieces together

Jordan Tabb of Community Connections speaks about a presentation he will give  on autism as part of the ASK UAS series. Shelley Tabb of the campus library speaks about ASK UAS.
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Suicide prevention discussed

Charon Bird tells her story of attempted suicide and how she found help. Leah Canfield of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition speaks about available resources and presentations.
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Southeast News

Three apply for school board vacancy

Brent Edwards, Jennifer Carter and Dionne Brady-Howard have applied to fill a vacancy on the Sitka School Board. more

Kentucky man mauled by brown bear on Admiralty Island

Adkins and his Juneau-based guide were hunting in Chaik Bay near Angoon, about 35 miles northeast of Sitka.

Mauling victim Douglas Adkins and his Juneau-based guide were hunting in Chaik Bay near Angoon, about 35 miles northeast of Sitka. more

Sitka’s hospitals consider integrating operations

Sitka Community Hospital. (Photo courtesy of the Sitka Community Hospital Foundation)

A consultant’s plan recommends Sitka Community Hospital combine operations with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital. more

National News

A Glimpse Of History, As Museun Of African-American History Opens

The National Museum of African-American History and Culture opens on the National Mall on Saturday. NPR's Sam Sanders talks to visitors and tells us what it was like on the first day. more

After Mall Shooting Kills 5, Police On The Hunt For The Gunman

Michel Martin talks to KUOW reporter Ross Reynolds on the latest on the manhunt for a gunman who killed five people Friday night in a shopping mall in Burlington, Wash. more

Charlotte Police Announce Plans To Release Footage Of Shooting

Michel Martin speaks with reporter Nick de la Canal of member station WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., about what's happening in the city after police shot Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week. more

Local News

School Board hopefuls now include a write-in

Point Higgins Elementary School. (KRBD file photo)

Three Ketchikan School Board candidates will be on the Oct. 4th ballot, and a fourth is running as a write-in candidate. Kim Hodne, Trevor Shaw, Conan Steele, and Kevin Johnson joined KRBD’s Leila Kheiry this week for a live call-in candidate forum. Here’s a summary of the event. more
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Students learn about earthquake preparedness

Mike Drummond briefs students at the Quake Shack while Jared Woody assists.

An earthquake simulator has been visiting Southeast communities the past few months. It made two stops in Ketchikan. A few third graders at Fawn Mountain Elementary School share their experiences. more
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Grand Jury indicts three

Ketchikan's state courthouse in downtown.

A Ketchikan Grand Jury handed down indictments Thursday against three Ketchikan men. One faces a rape charge and the other two face felony drug charges. more
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School Board forum

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KRBD hosted a Ketchikan School Board candidates forum on Wednesday. If you missed it, or would like to listen again, here is a recording of the live one-hour program.
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Chamber forum features City Council candidates

A view of Ketchikan from the top of the Edmonds Street stairs.

Questions and answers progressed quickly during the one-hour lunchtime candidate forum featuring incumbent City Council members Julie Isom and Judy Zenge, and challenger Spencer Strassburg. more
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Community Reports

Arts Council Report

Marni Rickelmann,, Jeff Fitzwater and Cameo McRoberts speak about smART classes, an art event all can participate in, the first performance in the Torch Nights series, and this week’s events.                     … more
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Craig Parks and Recreation

Victoria Merritt with the Craig Parks and Recreation report for September 23rd.                    
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PeaceHealth

Hospital

Tyler Pitts, registered nurse and hospice coordinator, speaks about upcoming hospice training and the need for new volunteers.  
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Library Report

Kelly Johnson speaks about upcoming events at the library, and special programs Wednesday nights during Suicide Prevention Month.      
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Museum Report

Ann Froeschle speaks about the Totem Heritage Center’s open house and 40th anniversay celebration. Anita Maxwell speaks about the temporary closure of the Tongass Historical Museum.  
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