Talk of the Rock

Talk of the Rock: Hockey and Firefighting

On today’s Talk of the Rock, we chat about hockey and firefighting, but not at the same time. First, members of the Kodiak Hockey League join to reminisce about how they got involved in the sport. They’ll also cover future competitions. Then, two representatives of the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department come to talk about why they signed up and the ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Alutiiq Language Documentary and Young Life

A documentary crew just visited Kodiak and dropped by KMXT to talk about a documentary that’s been five years in the making. “Keep Talking” investigates the Alutiiq language learning scene in Kodiak and the language revitalization efforts here on the island. KMXT’s Kayla Desroches sat down with director Karen Weinberg and members of her team for this week’s Talk of ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Culverts

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks about fish culverts with Blythe Brown from the Soil and Water Conservation District and habitat biologist Will Frost. They cover the purpose of culverts, how they play into the salmon life cycle, and what lies in store for culverts on the Kodiak road system. Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Strong 2016

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with Kodiak Strong organizer Merissa Koller Williams and facilitator Doug Osborne. The event brings community members together to pinpoint initiatives that will improve the quality of life and wellbeing in Kodiak. Koller Williams updates listeners on the progress the community made on last year’s goals and talks about Kodiak ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Firefighter One Class

On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with Chief James Mullican from the Kodiak Fire Department, Chief Howard Rue of the Bayside Volunteer Fire Department, and volunteer firefighter Jason Wagner about an ongoing class the two stations are holding called Firefighter One. They also go over the role of volunteer firemen, the different response districts, and their ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Halibut Fishery Monitoring Program

On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches speaks with PhD candidate Elizabeth Figus, who’s researching the benefits of electronic monitoring versus observers and how to incorporate fishermen’s preferences into bycatch management. Figus wants to thank her funders: The National Science Foundation Marine Ecosystem Sustainability in the Arctic & Subarctic IGERT, The Pollock Conservation Cooperative Research Center of ... Read More »

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