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.

ACA not affordable for all

Insurance agents DeAnn Karlson and Nancy Tietje answer questions about the Affordable Care Act, explain some of the pitfalls, and share how policies are proving not to be “affordable” for many.  ACA032414more

Council sets start date for new water treatment plant

The Ketchikan City Council on Thursday approved April 7th as the start date for turning on the new chloramination plant.  Spring Clean Up week is coming April 19th.  Council member Bob Sivertsen gives a meeting update.  City032114more

ICU nurses CCRN certified

John McCormick, manager for patient care for the medical/surgical and intensive care units speaks about the qualifications of nurses in the units and efforts to prevent injuries from falls.  ICU032014more

Distinguished Young Women finalists in Ketchikan

The finalists for the Distinguished Young Women of Alaska scholarship competition tell a little about themselves and their experiences so far in Ketchikan.  Finals begin Saturday at 7:00 pm at Kayhi.  DYWA031914more

Earthquake drill coming March 27th

Are you ready for an earthquake? A chance to practice is planned statewide.

Empty Bowls dinner to benefit shelter

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

YachtClub

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

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