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.

Empty Bowls dinner to benefit shelter

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Evelyn Erbele and Susan Peters speak about a grassroots effort to raise awareness and fight hunger.  The soup and bread dinner will raise funds for the First City Homeless Services Day Shelter.  EmptyBowlsmore

School board approves superintendent’s contract

The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night voted to extend Superintendent Robert Boyle’s contract for three year.  The board also approved additional funding for substitute teachers.  Board member Dave Timmerman gives a meeting update.  SB031314more

Boat handling training available

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Judith McQuerry and Jim Dahl of the Kethikan Yacht Club speak about an opportunity to learn and improve boat handling skills.  Help is available to sail boat owners and prospective crew.  Boatingmore

Council considers museum options

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday directed staff to explore options for the fate of the aging Centennial Building that houses the museum.  Council member Dick Coose gives a meeting update.  City030714more

Birds of Chicago performs Saturday

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JT Nero of “Birds of Chicago” speaks about the band and the upcoming performance at the Saxman Tribal House.  BirdsOfChicagomore

Assembly approves Herring Cove plan

The Borough Assembly on Monday introduced an ordinance designed to address problems in the Herrring Cove area during tourist season.  Assembly member Agnes Moran gives an update on the meeting.  Assembly030414more

Healthy garden soil

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Jeannie Blackmore and Maura O’Dell share insights into prepping and maintaining your garden soil during a call-in show on KRBD’s Morning Edition. Soilmore

Artist partners with WISH for exhibit focused on domestic violence

Carmel Anderson’s “Unheard Voices – Unheard Wisdom” sculptural art exhibit will open at the Main Street Gallery on March 7. Anderson and WISH’s Diane Gubatayao talk about the message behind the art.… more

School Board hears music education testimony

School Board Member Stephen Bradford explains why the elementary music program is being considered for budget cuts, and other updates from Wednesday’s School Board meeting. 022714SchoolBoardmore

Therapy available to cancer patients

Staff of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center speak about physical therapy treatments available to cancer patients and about the new infusion therapy suite.  CancerRehabmore