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.

Drugs in Ketchikan

Ketchikan Police Chief Alan Bengaard and Detective Mike Purcell speak about illegal drugs in Ketchikan and the unknowns regarding legalization of marijuana. DrugProbsmore

KAR House to reopen

The substance abuse treatment facility KAR House is set to reopen soon. Joel Jackson with AKEELA Gateway Center for Human Services speaks about the facility and how it operates. There is an open house on Friday, March 6th, from 3:00 … more

Learn more about the State Parks Advisory Board

Teri Hoyt and Megan Dorman of the State Parks Advisory Board in Ketchikan explain what the board does, projects they’ve achieved or are working on, provide information about the local state parks and invite the community to a chili cook … more

Senior dance company member shares experiences

Katie Dossett was 6 years old when she joined Ketchikan Theatre Ballet.  She speaks about her 12-year experience with KTB , her role in “An Evening of Dance,” and plans for the future.  KatieDossettmore

Run / Walk group seeks to inspire others

Bill Elberson provides information on a running and walking group that meets each Saturday at noon at the Gateway Recreation Center.  Elberson says the goal is to help people of all levels stay motivated and make a plan for success.  … more

Early Learning Program

Adrienne O’Brien with Community Connections’ Early Learning Program talks about the services ELP offers and where to find them. She also previews some upcoming public classes at the Ketchikan Public Library including infant massage. Early Learning Program more

Breaking bad habits

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Danelle Landis offers advice on breaking your dog’s unwanted behaviors such as barking, chewing things and jumping on people. Also advice on how to handle encounters with other people’s dogs.  BreakingHabitsmore

The facts about diabetes

Janet Hanna, nurse and diabetes education coordinator for PeaceHealth in Ketchikan provides information about the disease and answers callers’ questions. DiabetesEdmore

BP Teachers of Excellence

Roxanne Abajian was recognized as a BP Teacher of Excellence in 2013 for her work  at Fawn Mountain Elementary in Ketchikan. Anyone can nominate a teacher by visiting The deadline is January 30. Winners receive $500 and a … more

Schoenrock joins PeaceHealth team

Doctor Gary Schoenrock is now visiting Ketchikan monthly.  He speaks about his 37 years as a urologist and how technology and treatment have changed over the years.  Schoenrockmore