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.

Vista AmeriCorps volunteers

AmeriCorps_VISTALogoBobbie McCreary of Ketchikan Youth Initiatives introduces three Vista volunteers who are in Ketchikan to work with KYI, the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition and Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

Listen to a discussion about domestic violence

ShowImageOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Representatives from Women in Safe Homes and Ketchikan Indian Community joined us for a discussion about domestic violence and ways to prevent or at least reduce incidents. Listen to the approximately half-hour discussion, posted here.

Russian delegates visit Ketchikan

OpenWorldLeadershipA group of Russian delegates are in Ketchikan as part of the Open World Leadership Center program. They visited KRBD on Friday to share their impressions of Ketchikan.

Fire prevention tips


It’s Fire Prevention Week, and Ketchikan fire marshall Chris Grooms gives tips on how to stay safe and prepared.

Tips on growing garlic


Deb Matthews and Loann Swanson give tips on how to grow and harvest garlic.

Women in Safe Homes sees changes

Don Moss, president of the WISH board, talks about some changes going on with the non-profit, and gives an update on the organization’s probation status.

Couple shares story of recovery

A married couple, who asked to be identified as Mike and Marilyn, share their stories of addication and recovery.

Suicide prevention discussed

Charon Bird tells her story of attempted suicide and how she found help. Leah Canfield of the Ketchikan Wellness Coalition speaks about available resources and presentations.

Addict shares story of recovery


A recovering alcoholic and drug addict shares her story of success and 32 years of sobriety. Her message is that there is hope.

Understanding depression and substance abuse

SubstanceAbuseandDepressionDiny Capland and Stephanie Lively with KIC Behavioral Health speak about depression and how it links to substance abuse.