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.

Totem pole conservation

State Museum Conservator Ellen Carlee is in Ketchikan examining totem poles at the Totem Heritage Center. She explains the survey process and conservation efforts.

Understanding grief

Counselor Jan Lighthill speaks about the process of grief and how everyone grieves differently. Members of local bereavement support groups share their experiences and advice.

Volunteer Hospice

Coordinator of the volunteer Hospice in Ketchikan, Elise Berger and volunteers, Christine Palmer and Maggie Freitag talk about what hospice means and looks like in Ketchikan. Hospice  To get more information you can visit Ketchikan Volunteer Hospice at the Plaza … more

Funding available for “high tunnels”

nrcs.usda.govSamia Savell of the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service speaks about funding available to help pay for "high tunnels" often called hoop houses.

Free weatherization available

Curt Christiansen speaks about the Alaska Community Development Corporation's free weatherization program available to home owners and renters.

Lemonade Day helps young entrepreneurs

Chelsea Goucher of the Greater Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce speaks about Lemonade Day – an opportunity for young people to set up lemonade stands and learn about operating a business. She also gives an update on other chamber happenings. LemonadeDaymore

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