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Talk of the Rock
Talk of the Rock: Borough Representatives in D.C. PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 April 2014

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          Today on Talk of the Rock we will hear from Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend, Borough Manager Bud Cassidy and Borough Assemblywoman Carol Austerman. The three recently returned from a lobbying trip in Washington D.C., where they met with a number of agencies to discuss Kodiak's projects and needs in the coming years. The trio was also joined in the nation's capital by Assemblyman Dave Kaplan. 

 
Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 15 April 2014

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           Next week is the Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium, an event sponsored by the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. This marks the symposium’s second year here in Kodiak, and it acts as a forum for state, federal and academic researchers to present their projects and findings to the Kodiak community. The event focuses on topics related to Kodiak’s marine science culture, including physical oceanography, fisheries, marine wildlife, and historic and current human dimensions of all of these. 
           On this week's Talk of the Rock, we heard about the upcoming symposium with guests Julie Matweyou and Kate Wynne of the Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center.
 

 
Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Island Brewing Company PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 March 2014

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             On this week's Talk of the Rock, Host Brianna Gibbs talks with Kodiak Island Brewing Company owner, Ben Millstein, and head brewer, Naga Reshi.  The brewery recently released a "Tsunami IPA" in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami.

 
'Life-Builders' on Talk of the Rock PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 February 2014

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Today on Talk of the Rock, host Brianna Gibbs welcomes representatives from Kodiak Island Housing Authority to talk about their transitional housing program, Life Builders, for young adults.

 
Talk of the Rock - Tsunami Preparedness PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 February 2014

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Last week a group of folks gathered in Kodiak to learn about emergency preparedness. The two-and-a-half day event brought representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service and Division of Homeland Security to Kodiak to help train emergency planners, responders, and mayors, among other city and borough staff members. Some of those involved with the training stopped by KMXT's studios and recorded this conversation about emergency preparedness, specifically as it relates to tsunamis. 

 
School Issues on Talk of the Rock PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 04 February 2014

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On this week's Talk of the Rock,  host Brianna Gibbs welcomes Kodiak Island Borough School District Superintendant Stewart McDonald and curriculum coordinator Jenny Schauf to discuss education issues.

 
Talk of the Rock - All About the New Library PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 December 2013

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     After more than five years of planning, fundraising, designing and building, the new Kodiak Public Library is finally ready to go. The community-driven process has been long, but ultimately successful as the building officially opens its doors to the public next week. On this week’s Talk of the Rock, hear from members of the Kodiak Public Library Association, as well as the library’s new director, Katie Baxter. They talk about the history behind the project and what to expect from the new space, as well as the next chapter of library service in Kodiak.

 
This Week on Talk of the Rock: Second Hand Smoke PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 August 2013

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            Last month the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly defeated an ordinance that would have put the question of whether or not to allow smoking in indoor public places on the fall ballot. The decision came after more than a month of heated public comments for and against the secondhand smoking ordinance.The ordinance failed, in part, because its primary backer, Assemblyman Aaron Griffin, was out of town during the final vote on the matter.
            “I think I kind of pulled a grenade and walked away with my fellow assembly members holding the bag on that one, and I apologize for that.”
            At a later meeting Griffin said that the ordinance’s 4-0 vote wouldn’t deter him from working with his fellow assembly members and the Kodiak community to draft a different secondhand smoking ordinance that could appear on a future ballot. He said the failed ordinance did have some flaws, but in general it’s one that is crucial to workplace safety.
           “Until my seat is vacated I will continue to try and improve the lives of the workers in our hospitality industry in our town.”
           Griffin will be on KMXT’s Talk of the Rock tomorrow to talk about where the smoking ordinance, if there is one, currently stands. Talk of the Rock is KMXT’s public relations show that encourages your participation in each week’s topics. If you feel a particular way about indoor secondhand smoke in Kodiak, don’t hesitate to call in with your comments, that number is 486-3181.
 

 
Talk of the Rock: Alaska's Potential Role in Airship Race PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 August 2013

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top_graphic_full.jpg Today on Talk of the Rock, host Jay Barrett talk with Don Hartsell, the originator and promoter behind the World Sky Race, a stage-stop race around the world by various kinds of airships that he hopes to have off the ground by 2015.

 
Talk of the Rock - Kodiak Youth Talk about Summer in YCC PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 06 August 2013

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Today on Talk of the Rock, host Brianna Gibbs talks with local youth who've spent the summer largely in the wilderness working for the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge through the Youth Conservation Corps.

 
Talk of the Rock - KRAA Interns Share Summer of Salmon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 July 2013

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Today on Talk of the Rock, host Brianna Gibbs finds out what a summer in a salmon hatchery was like for college interns from Outside.

 
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