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.

Ratfish Wranglers release new CD

Ray Troll and Russell Wodehouse of the “Ratfish Wranglers” speak about the band, their music and a CD release party July 25th. RatfishWranglersmore

Dog park seeks funding

Kim Whalen of the Ketchikan Dog Park board gives an update on the status of the project. To move forward, the group needs to secure grant funding. They are also looking for volunteers. DogParkmore

What Medicaid expansion means to PHKMC

Ken Tonjes and Matt Eisenhower of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center share their view on what Medicaid expansion will mean to the community, and also answer questions about healthcare costs and more. Medicaidmore

Kids can become Junior Rangers

Junior RangerLeslie Swada and April Evans of the US Forest Service speak about the Junior Ranger Program that starts July 20th at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center.

Yogi comes to Ketchikan for classes and concert

Ram Vakkalanka (photo courtesy of Akshara Yoga)Yogi, Sanskrit expert, philosopher and Kirtan artist Ram Vakkalanka discusses classes he's conducting at the Advaita Yoga Center this weekend, along with a dinner and concert.

Phytoplankton and beach foods

Barbara Morgan explains the cause of the unusual green color of local waters and talks about an upcoming class on foods available from the beach.

Caring for your garden in hot weather

Master gardener Lee Skidmore offers advice on how to take care of your garden during our heat wave. Gardening0715more

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