Morning Edition Interviews

Interviews with local news makers, musicians, artists and more. Hosted by Keith Smith and can be heard regularly on KRBD beginning at 8:30am during Morning Edition.

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealthmore

Blood drive comes to the First City

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Ketchikan May 4th through 6th for a blood drive. If interested in signing up to donate, call Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630 to reserve a time slot.

KVB gears up for the tourist season

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Patti Mackey, talks about the upcoming season, opportunties for businesses and “Tourist for a Day.” KVBmore

Mathews places third in speech contest

Cheyenne Mathews

Cheyenne Mathews

Ketchikan High School senior Cheyenne Mathews placed third in the American Legion’s Oratorical Contest. The National finals were held April 16th and 17th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mathews spoke about the competition.

Mathews is also the Alaska winner … more

Pt. Higgins celebrates science and technology

Point Higgins is holding a Museum of Science and Technology Night on Earth Day. Sixth-grade students prepared exhibits and there will be a drone presentation. Teachers Janice Wood and Lesley Ann Wallace give details. PtHigginsmore

Welding as art

ASK UAS presents “Welding as Art” noon Tuesday at the UAS Ketchikan Campus Library. Welding instructor Ken Horn will show some of the work he and students have done. UAS_Weldingmore

Keeping bears alive and neighborhoods safe

Boyd Porter of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game discusses what we can do to keep bears out of our neighborhoods and tells about plans to improve education and enforce fines.  Bearsmore

Disscussing end of life issues

Tyler Pitts, Ketchikan Hospice Coordinator; and hospice volunteers Maggie Freitag and Licha Kelly King talk about the Courageous Conversations task force and sessions providing information and tools to discuss end of life decisions. EndOfLifemore

Narcotics Anonymous offers hope

Members of Ketchikan’s “Never Alone” Narcotics Anonymous group share how the program has helped them and hope others can benefit from the program. NAmore

Chorus salutes Cole Porter

Steve Kinney gives details on the Ketchikan Community Chorus’ upcoming performance. The show is a cruise-theme aboard the S.S. Cold Porter. ColePortermore