Zoe Sobel


As a high schooler in Portland, ME, Zoë got her first taste of public radio at NPR's easternmost station. From there, she's slowly moved west -- onto Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR and WZLY. She's happy to be living close to the ocean again.

Ways to Connect


Since 2008, the Pribilof School District has devoted a week of classes to scientific and environmental issues unfolding in its own region. Reasearchers from across North America visit St. Paul Island to teach students about the world around them.

This year, KUCB's Zoë Sobel and former KDLG reporter Mitch Borden also taught middle and high school students the basics of reporting — and by the end of class, they had written questions and conducted interviews with the visiting presenters.


A new exhibition opens Friday at the Museum of the Aleutians. 

"Alaska Native Dolls: A Cultural thread" includes 88 dolls from the collection of Heidi Catlett, who's working with MOTA as a guest curator.

For 30 years, Catlett has traveled the state as a dental hygienist, growing her collection along the way.

"When I would go out, I was so fascinated with the people and the cultures," said Catlett. "I found these dolls represented that."

United States Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard has called off the search for a man reported missing in Captains Bay, but his family wants help from volunteers to continue the search.

Willy Robinson was reported missing Tuesday.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Helicopter crew conducted five separate searches for Robinson and numerous good samaritan vessels and Unalaska Department of Public Safety personnel searched 17 miles of Captains Bay.

The Coast Guard reports weather on-scene was southeast winds at 24 mph, with choppy seas at a temperature of about 50 degrees.

Newscast: 10/03/18

Oct 3, 2018

Friends and family continue the search for Willy Robinson; after Tuesday's election, Unalaska's only contested race is too close to call; and PenAir's court-ordered auction is underway in Anchorage.

Newscast: 09/20/18

Sep 20, 2018

Two cruise ships cancel stops in Unalaska; all eyes are on Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh; and absentee voting is underway for Unalaska's municipal election.