Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Zoe Sobel/KUCB

A national radio program is hosting a live call-in show Tuesday about Attu Island.

The episode of "Native America Calling" will explore the Aleutian campaign of World War II, the Attuans' captivity in Japan, and recent efforts by Attu descendants to reconnect with their ancestral homeland.

Joanne Vilamor

The PCR coordinated a Labor Day Softball Tournament this year that was held at Kelty Field over the first three days of September.

PCR employees Cynthia Drayton and Carlos Tayag coordinated the event and Tayag said it has been a few years since Unalaska has seen a summer softball tournament.  “This year was well attended, both in terms of participants and spectators,” Tayag said. He added that Mayor Kelty was pleased to see a tournament resurgence and offered Tayag and his crew gratitude for “bringing softball back to the island.”

A new radio program celebrating the extraordinary youth in Unalaska will be debuting on KUCB 89.7FM beginning on September 5th at 3:30pm. Conceived and hosted by Amanda Greaves, “Kids Talk” will highlight youth on the island who are contributing to our community in a positive way.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

Unalaska students are back at school Tuesday, including 5-year-old Stephen Black.

Over the past year, he's prepared for Eagle's View Elementary Achigaalux by accepting the library's challenge to read "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten."

He submitted his final reading log last week and became the first Unalaskan to accomplish the feat.

"Triceratops, Diplodocus, Tyrannosaurus rex, and also Spinosaurus …"

Stephen Black is browsing Unalaska's public library, picking out books and naming all the dinosaurs he knows.

Albert Burnham

The Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic took place Saturday, August 4th at 1:30pm. This annual half marathon is a memorial to the late Bobby Johnson. This year twenty athletes participated. 

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