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    On Monday evening, February 9th, top teams from Sitka High School will go head to head in a live debate. The topic: On balance, economic globalization benefits worldwide poverty reduction. The debate will broadcast live from 7PM - 8PM on KCAW Sitka.

    The post Listen Here: Does economic globalization reduce poverty? appeared first on KCAW.


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    Do you have a declaration of love you'd like to get off your chest? KCAW will read them on air.

    The post Send us your love notes, this Valentine’s Day appeared first on KCAW.


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    Kettleson Memorial Library held a live poetry reading event in April of 2015, celebrating the end of National Poetry Month. People of all ages participated in the event by sharing original poems. Raven Radio aired a recording of … more

    The post Listen: Kettleson Library’s Poetry Cafe appeared first on KCAW.


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    Today (08-31-15), the U.S. State Department will host a GLACIER Conference in Anchorage. Diplomats from 20 countries will discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. Click here for the agenda. To view a live web stream of the President's closing remarks around 5pm, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

    The post LIVE: Web stream of Glacier Conference appeared first on KCAW.


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    October 4th marked the 35th anniversary of the sinking of the Prinsendam. The cruise ship  was abandoned 200 miles off the coast of Sitka due to fire. Over 500 passengers and crew were rescued. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)

    It’s been called the greatest high seas rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. 35 years ago on October 4th, the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam caught fire in Gulf of Alaska, between Yakutat and Sitka. KCAW's Rich McClear brings us part one of a three part series.

    The post 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 1: The Rescue appeared first on KCAW.


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    The liner was sailing through the Gulf of Alaska, approximately 120 miles south of Yakutat, Alaska, at midnight on October 4, 1980, when a fire broke out in the engine room.  After all passengers and crew were rescued, the vessel sank a week later. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Library)

    On October 4 and 5, 1980, more than 500 passengers and crew from the Prinsendam were pulled out of lifeboats in the Gulf of Alaska as the cruise ship burned and sank. Survivors, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, began arriving in Sitka, This is part two of a three-part series.

    The post 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 2: The Response appeared first on KCAW.


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    Just as the Prinsendam is one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, it is also one of greatest achievements of regional journalism. This is the third installment in a three-part series on the 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam rescue.

    The post 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam, Part 3: The Reporting appeared first on KCAW.


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    Kimi Eisele is a Writer in Residence here at the Island Institute. Her radio essay, "Listening to Yellow Cedar," aired on Raven Radio Sunday, Oct. 25th. This personal investigation looks at the yellow cedar tree and its importance culturally, economically and as part of the temperate rain forest ecosystem.

    The post Full audio: Listening to Yellow Cedar appeared first on KCAW.


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    In November 20, 2015, a host of talented Sitkans with the GSAC Sitka Community Theater put on a production of four live radio dramas. There's two original plays, a re-telling of the classic "Pride and Prejudice," and a romantic comedy with a twist.

    The post Listen Here: 2015 Live Radio Theater! appeared first on KCAW.


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    Raven Radio hosted a special half-hour program on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act on January 4th, featuring Monique Martin, a health care policy adviser to the Commissioner of Health and Social Services and Andrea Thomas (907-966-8883), the SEARHC outreach/enrollment coordinator in … more

    The post Untangling Medicaid and the ACA appeared first on KCAW.


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    Raven Radio will be bringing you some special programming the week of January 19th-22nd. A Townhall Meeting about marijuana, the President's State of the Union, and the Governor's State of the State and Budget address. Click here for details.

    The post Special Programming in January appeared first on KCAW.


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    The radio theater show featured a 1950s Western, a Sherlock Holmes mystery, and four original plays by John Longenbaugh. (Mike Hicks/KCAW photo)

    Gather round, close your eyes and listen closely...as the Sitka Community Theater presents an evening of radio drama.

    The post Movies in Your Mind: Radio Theater 2014 appeared first on KCAW.


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    The Sitka School District budget is $1.6-million dollars short next year. Join us at 6:30 PM Monday March 7 for a live school board budget hearing.

    The post Call-in: What to keep, what to cut in Sitka’s Schools? appeared first on KCAW.


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    Over the past year, Gunnar Knapp, Director and Professor of Economics at UAA has been traveling around the state,  talking with many organizations about the fiscal challenge Alaska is facing. Click here  to view the full report of his findings.

    The post UAA’s Alaska Budget Breakdown appeared first on KCAW.


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    Special_ProgrammingSitka's budget deficit is estimated to be $900,000 this year. And as oil prices drop, Sitka is unlikely to receive much state funding. How will we make due? The Citizens' Task Force proposes "The Grand Bargain." Tune in Monday (03-21-16) at 10 a.m. for a half-hour special about their plan.

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    Kettleson Memorial Library held a live poetry reading event in April of 2015, celebrating the end of National Poetry Month. People of all ages participated in the event by sharing original poems. Raven Radio aired a recording of the event, but if you missed it in person or on the radio, you can hear it here […]

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    Today (08-31-15), the U.S. State Department will host a GLACIER Conference in Anchorage. Diplomats from 20 countries will discuss challenges facing Arctic communities. Click here for the agenda. To view a live web stream of the President's closing remarks around 5pm, visit https://www.whitehouse.gov/live/

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    It’s been called the greatest high seas rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. 35 years ago on October 4th, the luxury cruise liner Prinsendam caught fire in Gulf of Alaska, between Yakutat and Sitka. KCAW's Rich McClear brings us part one of a three part series.

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    On October 4 and 5, 1980, more than 500 passengers and crew from the Prinsendam were pulled out of lifeboats in the Gulf of Alaska as the cruise ship burned and sank. Survivors, with nothing but the clothes on their backs, began arriving in Sitka, This is part two of a three-part series.

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    Just as the Prinsendam is one of the greatest rescue stories of all time, it is also one of greatest achievements of regional journalism. This is the third installment in a three-part series on the 35th Anniversary of the Prinsendam rescue.

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