Author Archives: Maria Dudzak

Addict shares story of recovery


A recovering alcoholic and drug addict shares her story of success and 32 years of sobriety. Her message is that there is hope.

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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First City Players Report

Sharolyn Kroscavage, Elizabeth Nelson, and Amanda Glanzer speak about the Divas and Divos fundraiser and “The Little Mermaid.




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Understanding depression and substance abuse

SubstanceAbuseandDepressionDiny Capland and Stephanie Lively with KIC Behavioral Health speak about depression and how it links to substance abuse.

Kasaan celebrates restoration of historic longhouse

Richard Peterson of Kasaan, Central Council Tlingit and Haida President, addressing the hundreds of guests in front of the Whalehouse (copyrighted photo by Marijane Armour used with permission).Kasaan celebrated the restoration of the Son-i-Hat longhouse last Saturday. Hundreds of visitors attended the event, dance groups came from throughout Southeast.

School district sees rise in student count

Schoenbar Middle School. (KRBD file photo)Ketchikan School Superintendent Robert Boyle introduced 10 new teachers and spoke about the health of the school district during Wednesday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch.

UAS Ketchikan Report

Gail Klein and Kate Govaars speak about a new campaign to help students finish their college degrees.

Tallie Medel finds success in New York

Tallie MedelNew York-based actor, comedian and dancer Tallie Medel is finding success in the independent film world. Medel grew up in Ketchikan and was in the First City earlier this month to visit family and friends.

Summer gardening


Lee Skidmore offers tips on end-of-summer gardening during a call-in show.

Jazz saxophonist Bob Kindred dead at age 76

Bob KindredJazz saxophonist Bob Kindred died August 15th in Nashville, Tennessee. He was 76. Kindred was well known in the Ketchikan jazz community, performing at First City Players Jazz and Cabaret Festival for more than a dozen years.