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 Old-Time Chautauqua coming to Ketchikan

Paul Magid, Keith Smith and Anne Gavzer speak about an event coming in June. The New Old-Time Chautauqua brings music, performance and education, plus a vaudeville show. Locals are invited to participate. Chautauquamore

Alzheimer’s in Alaska

Kelli Moorehead of the Alzheimer’s Association is leading a teleconference on Alzheimer’s in Alaska at noon on Tuesday, May 19th. She gives details and provides information on how you can participate. Alzheimers

To register or for more information, call 1-800-272-3900 … more

Taking care of your mental health

Emily Chapel of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and Katie Parrot of Residential Youth Care speak about the importance of taking care of your well-being and mental health, no matter who you are. They also discuss the stigmas and the importance … more

Gardening tips – bulb care, planting and more

Lee Skidmore speaks about caring for bulbs – both those you may have received as a gift and those planted outside – planting nursery plant, and slug patrol. She also answers listeners’ questions. Gardening051115more

Opportunity available for Southeast entrepreneurs

Shawn Blumenshine and Paul Hackenmueller speak about Haa Aani's "Path to Prosperity" competition - an opportunity for new businesses or those reinventing themselves to receive up to $40,000 in consulting and technical services.

KRBD faces budget cuts

KRBD programming will be changing due to state budget cuts. General Manager Deb Turnbull and Program Director Maria Dudzak explain where things are at and possible changes.

Tourist season begins

Patti Mackey of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau gives some details about the cruise ship season, independent traveler numbers, and upcoming “Tourist For A Day” specials. TouristSeasonmore

Obituary writer shares lessons learned

LendeBookAuthor Heather Lende's new book, "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer," shares positive life lessons.

Homelessness discussed

A call-in show about the problem of homelessness in Ketchikan, services available and what Love in Action, First City Homeless Day Shelter, PATH and other groups are trying to do to help.

Oil spill cleanup important

Bob Fultz of DEC and Alex Pace and Jeremiah Leos of the US Coast Guard speak about the problem of leaking oil tanks and other spills that pollute the ocean. Residents are encouraged to check for leaks, report spills and … more