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.

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

New faces at Ketchikan Public Health Center

Kate Helfrich, JoBeth Shimek and Jennifer Bergen are the newest nurses to join the Ketchikan Public Health Center. They give details about their careers and thoughts about public health. PublicHealthmore

Blood drive comes to the First City

Blood Bank of Alaska will be in Ketchikan May 4th through 6th for a blood drive. If interested in signing up to donate, call Blood Bank of Alaska at 907-222-5630 to reserve a time slot.

KVB gears up for the tourist season

Ketchikan Visitors Bureau President and CEO, Patti Mackey, talks about the upcoming season, opportunties for businesses and “Tourist for a Day.” KVBmore

Mathews places third in speech contest

Cheyenne Mathews

Cheyenne Mathews

Ketchikan High School senior Cheyenne Mathews placed third in the American Legion’s Oratorical Contest. The National finals were held April 16th and 17th in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mathews spoke about the competition.

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Mathews is also the Alaska winner … more