Tag Archives: Talk of the Rock

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium


On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches leads a science-themed show with Sea Grant’s Julie Matweyou talking about the multi-day Kodiak Area Marine Science Symposium. Also joining are ecologist Julia Parrish, Alaska Sea Grant Director Paula Cullenberg, and Robyn Cassidy, who’s organizing the Science March on Saturday. Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Women’s March


Kodiak will be on one of the locations in Alaska to hold a women’s march the day after inauguration. It’ll be one of the “sister marches” of the D.C. based Women’s March on Washington. On this week’s Talk of the Rock, local organizers join to talk about the non-partisan, all-inclusive event, and how they hope it will set a positive ... 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 »

PhD Student Researches Monitoring Program and Fishermen’s Preferences


Kayla Desroches/KMXT A University of Alaska Fairbanks PhD candidate is studying how halibut fishermen feel about bycatch and data collection. Elizabeth Figus says in spring 2015, she went to four different halibut fishing communities in Southeast and interviewed 78 fishermen. She says one preliminary finding pointed to fishermen’s opinions about monitoring methods and the observer program. “I found that pretty ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The Winter Blues


On today’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches talks with some local professionals about the winter blues and the mood changes some people experience as the hours of daylight decrease. Mental health therapist Susan Philo and school clinician Jolene Rogers from the Providence Counseling Center drop by. Read More »

Talk of the Rock: The Angyaaq


On this week’s Talk of the Rock, host Kayla Desroches sits down with former Alutiiq Museum Executive Director Sven Haakanson to speak about building the historic open boat, the angyaaq. Haakanson made some finishing touches on a full-sized vessel with members of the Akhiok community this summer. He’s also researched and built one in Seattle, where he serves as Curator ... Read More »

Local Workforce Council Sees Comeback

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Keyboard. Clare Black / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT A group of local industry leaders which originally set out to analyze and improve Kodiak’s job market is making a comeback. Jared Griffin, a professor at Kodiak College, says the Kodiak Workforce Regional Advisory Council was active a few years ago and put together a survey of local businesses to determine patterns, hiring ... Read More »

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