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.

Fourth of July events

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin's The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July.

Life-sized sculptures on Dave Rubin’s The Rock appear to be watching the fireworks show late on the Fourth of July. (KRBD file photo)

Ketchikan Chamber of Commerce Director Julie Isom and Ketchikan Downtown Steering Committee chair Susan Peters give a … more

R2AK update

Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and Graeme Esarey take first-place in the Race To Alaska. The crew crossed the finish line in Ketchikan, Alaska at 12:55pm on Friday, June 12, 2015. (KRBD File Photo)

Last year’s winners: Al Hughes, Matt Steverson and Graeme Esarey. (KRBD File Photo)

Jake Beattie, co-founder of the Race to Alaska, gives an update on the second annual 750-mile boat race from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan. The first-place team … more

R2AK’s Team Ketchikan ready to race

Team Soggy Beavers was one of the 15 teams to finish last year's Race to Alaska. (KRBS file photo)A Ketchikan team will compete in this year's Race to Alaska. The 750-mile event for human and wind-powered watercraft starts in Port Townsend, Wash., and ends in Ketchikan.

Understanding gardening terms

Gardening

Master gardener Lee Skidmore explains gardening terms such as dead head, damping off, being leggy, wuzzled and more. GardenTermsmore

Advocates for older Alaskans

Lisa Gowdy with the State of Alaska Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman taks about the rights of seniors in long-term care facilities and volunteer opportunities.

Ketchikan CHARR King Salmon Derby underway

Derby Coordinator Michael Briggs speaks about the first two weeks of the derby, prize categories and more. There’s still time to fish in the derby. derbymore

Zerbetz’s work graces new museum

Ketchikan artist Evon Zerbetz has an art-glass piece installed in the new State Library, Archives and Museum building. The building’s grand opening is June 6th. Zerbetz speaks about exploring a new medium. Zerbetzmore

Food Bank of Alaska offers help

Brian Shimek with the Food Bank of Alaska will be at the Ketchikan Public Library Wednesdays and Thursdays to help low-income individuals and families fill out public assistance applications. He speaks about assistance available. FoodBankAssistancemore

Preparing documents for end-of-life decisions

Retired attorney Dennis McCarty speaks about legal documents everyone should have in place so loved-ones will know your wishes. Those include a will, durable power of attorney, and an advance directive for health care. Accountant Choc Schafer also provides some … more

“Girls on the Run” teaches life skills

Arika Paquette, Erin Riddle and Becca Doyle speak about the “Girls on the Run” program that prepares elementary school-age girls to run a 5K, but also builds confidence and life skills. The run is on May 21st. GirlsOnRunmore