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.

Tourist season begins

Patti Mackey of the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau gives some details about the cruise ship season, independent traveler numbers, and upcoming “Tourist For A Day” specials. TouristSeasonmore

Obituary writer shares lessons learned

LendeBookAuthor Heather Lende's new book, "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-Town Obituary Writer," shares positive life lessons.

Homelessness discussed

A call-in show about the problem of homelessness in Ketchikan, services available and what Love in Action, First City Homeless Day Shelter, PATH and other groups are trying to do to help.

Oil spill cleanup important

Bob Fultz of DEC and Alex Pace and Jeremiah Leos of the US Coast Guard speak about the problem of leaking oil tanks and other spills that pollute the ocean. Residents are encouraged to check for leaks, report spills and … more

Hope for those with Multiple Sclerosis

Lauren Elerding has Multiple Sclerosis. She shares her story of living with the disease while working and raising a family. She also speaks about breakthroughs in treatment. MS42015more

Keep bears wild by securing your trash

Boyd Porter of ADF&G says bears are coming out of hibernation and strongly encourages everyone to secure their garbage cans with ratchet straps. This will protect neighborhoods and help keep bears from being killed. Bearsmore

Crests and heraldry to be discussed

Bill Urquhart and John Radzilowski speak about the next Ask UAS presentation – Kinship Art: Crests and Heraldry from Scottish, Tlingit and European Cultures. Irene Dundas will also participate in Thursday’s discussion at the campus library (6:30 pm on 4/16). … more

Resources available for victims of domestic violence

Diane Gubatayao and Rick Pickrell speak about services available through WISH and KIC for victims of domestic violence – both women and men. Also some statistics about the problem and what you can do to help yourself and others. DomesticViolencemore

Chorus to perform patriotic concert

Steve Kinney speaks about the concert “Patriotic Pride” scheduled for April 11th and 12th. The concert features the Ketchikan Community Chorus plus orchestra. PatrioticPridemore

Looking out for your health

April 5th through 12th is National Public Health Week.  Public Health nurse Tonda Wolfe provides some health statistics for the state and our region and invites all to an open house. PublicHealthmore