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 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

City Council debates sales tax increase

City Council Member Marty West gives a recap of the Thursday night Council meeting, where members voted on a 1-percent seasonal sales tax increase. The vote passed, but one member who voted “yes” said he would like to reconsider a new proposal, for a … more

Community Foundation talks funds and future plans

Tessa Axelson and Tom Shulz of the Ketchikan Community Foundation talk about how much money the foundation has raised and how they plan to support community organizations this year. CommunityFoundationmore

KRBD welcomes reporter Emily Files

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KRBD’s newest employee, Emily Files speaks about her work at NPR and on The World.  EmilyFilesmore

School boosts wellness program

Ketchikan schools have improved lunch programs and wellness programs.  School wellness program coordinator Barbara McCarthy speaks about the progress.  SchoolWellnessmore