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It's getting closer and closer and schedules are getting tighter and tighter so this week the folks at APRN are adding an additional episode of Talk of Alaska so we can all be a little bit more knowledgeable when it's time to fill in the dots. The Governor makes his appearance Tuesday morning and the challenger, Bill Walker, makes his appearance Wednesday morning. Both live at 10am Tuesday and Wednesday this week (and both being repeated the same evening at 9pm on HD3)
 
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It's that time of year when we ask for your support to help us continue to bring you the bits of radio that help you stay an informed citizen (like the debates and election updates), an entertained listener (did you hear This American Life's new spinoff, called Serial?), and apprised of community events (the community calendar is always full this time of year).

 

Not only will you be supporting all of that goodness, but you'll also be entered into a drawing for a set of cross country skis OR a snowboard from Orion's Mountain Sports if you pledge by midnight on October 29! If you're a new member, you'll be entered into a special drawing for a photography package from Simply Lovette Photograpy -- just in time for the holidays.

 

Lots of great stuff this Fall for our pledge drive, including an entire day of retro radio on October 30 (and great food). Stop by, tune in, and pledge right here via the Donate Now button or by calling 486-3181. Thanks! 

 
Oct 21 2014
Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Community Foundation
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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           On today's edition of Talk of the Rock, we'll hear from members of the Kodiak Community Foundation. Katie St. John, Steve Gray and Mike Wall will talk about what the foundation is, how it came to be and how you can get involved. 

 
Oct 21 2014
Rotary Telethon Moves Online
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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           For almost half a century, Kodiak’s Noon Rotary has been taking to the television and phone lines to help raise money for community projects and activities. This year marks the 40th annual Kodiak Rotary Telethon, but it will be a different one than some folks are used to.
           In years past, the telethon would be broadcast on television, listing items up for auction and folks would have to call in and place their bids if they saw something they liked.
           “This year, they will still be bidding by telephone, but the difference is that it’s going to all be online as well.”   
           That’s Maggie Wall, who is helping organize this year’s Rotary Telethon. She said the multiple day event will be streamed live, and blogged in real time. Likewise, event volunteers will be posting all of the items and bidding schedules on Facebook, so folks will know when they need to call.
             “So there are ways to follow the action without being glued to the television.”

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Oct 21 2014
Kodiak Resident Shares 'Crazy Love'
Tuesday, 21 October 2014

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          One local reality television star is set to make her second appearance on the big screen. Tina Kilborn made her television debut when she was cast as one of the six love-struck women on TLC’s 2013 reality TV series, Alaskan Women Looking for Love. But next week, Kilborn will make a second appearance on television, this time in the premiere episode of My Crazy Love, a new reality series from Oxygen.
           “It’s just a show with several different comedians and actors and people telling crazy stories – things that they did to find love.”   
            Basically, the show highlights the craziest things people have done to get a guy or girl to like them, and reenacts the scenarios with actors. Kilborn’s story is previewed in a new teaser for the show, and will be featured in the premiere episode.

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Oct 20 2014
Providence Comments on Ebola Outbreak
Monday, 20 October 2014

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           The Ebola virus has been making headlines worldwide, and recently state officials have joined the discussion to make sure Alaskans know what measures are being done to prevent a spread of deadly virus in the last frontier. The discussion turned local during the Borough Assembly’s regular meeting Thursday night when Assemblywoman Carol Austerman read a statement from Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center regarding Ebola. Austerman serves on Providence’s community advisory board.
            In the statement, Providence said it’s unlikely there will be an Ebola epidemic here in the United States, but it is still taking the matter very seriously and making the safety of patients and caregivers its first priority.
           “With the heightened need for screening for the Ebola virus and other seasonal infections diseases, PKIMC has launched an immediate response that ensures we are vigilant in our identification of patients at risk, ready to serve those who need our care, and support our caregivers ability to provide care safely and with confidence.”   
           Austerman went on to read that PKIMC is more concerned about other health risks Alaskans face annually.
           “We would also like to remind the community that although Ebola may threaten the lives of the people of Kodiak, influenza DOES threaten the lives of the people of Kodiak every year, so please make sure you and your families receive your flue shots.”
            She added that one of the discussion points during the advisory board’s meeting last week was the fact that the number of people who die from the flu each year is much higher than how many have died so far from Ebola. Austerman said it was something to think about as media coverage on the outbreak continues.

 
Oct 17 2014
Skinner Seeks More Organization for Capital Projects
Friday, 17 October 2014

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          On Thursday, three new faces joined the Kodiak Island Borough Assembly. One of them, Rebecca Skinner, was out of town following the election, but KMXT was able to catch up with her before taking her oath of office and get her thoughts on joining the governing body.
           “I am happy and excited. I think that it’s going to be a tremendous learning experience for me. But then I also think that I have a lot to bring to the table. So I think it will hopefully be a good process for everyone.”   
            Skinner said one of the main things she’d like to focus on as an assembly member is a better coordinated capital planning process for the Kodiak region.

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