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.

Geologist discusses earthquakes and tsunamis

Geologist Jim Baichtal will be presenting information about the geology of the Pacific Rim at the Friday Night Insight Program. He and Ketchikan Fire Chief Abner Hoage also discuss the importance of being earthquake prepared.

Metlakatla Presbyterian Church prepares for centennial celebration

MetlakatlaPresChurchThe Metlakatla Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. It is asking members and friends for pictures, articles, other documents and memorabilia for a memory book.

Understanding mental illness

Jill Ramsey is in Ketchikan to provide mental health first aid training, and to make an ASK UAS presentation – “Understanding Mental Illness: causes, treatments, and the effects of stigma.”

Senior dancers discuss “The Nutcracker”


Clarissa Hubbard and Kay Fazakerly discuss their roles in this year’s production of The Nutcracker, and their experiences at Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.

Girls on the Run seeks coaches


Arika Paquette, Erin Riddle and Becca Doyle speak about the “Girls on the Run” program and need for coaches and running buddies.

Compassionate Friends helps grieving families


Karen Pitcher and Ann Lucas speak about Compassionate Friends of Ketchikan, a support group for families that have lost children. They also talk about the world-wide candlelight vigil on December 11th.

Presentation looks at the Inupiaq way of life

Spring 2015 Presentations

Dr. Brandon Chapman speaks about his time living in the Arctic Region, and his presentation “Mapping and Participating in the Inupiaq Way of Life” taking place December 6th as part of the ASK UAS series.

DDF tournament needs judges

Audrey Kistler, Piper Cooper and Luke Dossett of the Kayhi Debate, Drama and Forensic team speak about the group and upcoming competition December 9th and 10th. Judges are needed.

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Guest artists to perform in “The Nutcracker”

Adam Bloodgood and Zack Leighton are this year’s guest dancers in Ketchikan Theatre Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker.” They speak about their experiences, and Jess Berto of KTB give performance details.

Residential Youth Care gives

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Mygina McAboy, an independent living specialist with RYC, talks about the facility, services available to teens and their families, and a program to help prepare teens in RYC for the workforce.