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.

Assembly approves South Tongass water ordinance

The Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly approved an ordinance requiring new homes and those within a certain distance of the water main to tap into the South Tongass line.  Bill Rotecki gives details of the meeting.  Assembly020414more

Garden Prep

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Maura O’Dell and Kalvin Traudt of the Tongass Community Foods Alliance speak about garden planning during a call-in show.  GardenPlan1more

School board approves computer lab upgrades, and leave of absence

School board member Trevor Shaw gives details. SB013014more

Resource fair for the homeless coming

Ketchikan Wellness Coalition, Love in Action, and First City Homeless Services Day Shelter are sponsoring a fair on February 1st to provide resources to homeless who might otherwise not be served.  Lisa Scarborough speaks about the air and opportunities available.  … more

Assembly okays additional funding for lawsuit

Assembly member Alan Bailey gives an update on the 1/20 meeting where $150,000 additional funding was approved to pursue a lawsuit against the state over education funding.  A lease for a dog park was also approved.  Assembly012114more

City Council votes on half percent sales tax increase

City Council member Dick Coose joins KRBD to discuss the Council’s vote on a sales tax increase and other measures approved at the Jan. 16 meeting.

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School Board votes on local vendor threshold, accepts federal grants

School Board Member Trevor Shaw discusses the January 15 School Board meeting.

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New Medical Center CAO Ken Tonjes hopes to increase dialogue with community

Ken Tonjes, who was named PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center’s CAO this month, joins KRBD to talk about his goals for the hospital.… more

Autism conference comes to Craig

The Autism in Alaska Conference will hold workshops at Craig Elementary School on January 17 and 18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Conference will explore a range of topics for caregivers, teachers, and anyone interested in learning more about Autism. Program … more

NY Musician Matt King visits Ketchikan for Jazz Festival

Pianist Matt King is one of several out-of-state musicians who are visiting Ketchikan to add their talents to the Jazz & Cabaret festival this weekend, presented by First City Players. King and First City’s Elizabeth Nelson discuss the upcoming performance … more