Talk of the Town

The community of Unalaska is a busy place to live.  Our community calendar is full of events and activities.  Talk of the Town is your source for coverage of community events and sports.  KUCB staff writes many of the stories, but we also accept contributions from community members for this section of our website.  Talk of the Town stories are often used on Flash! Unalaska, our weekly television show.  If you'd like to submit a story to Talk of the Town, contact Chrissy.

ProPublica is partnering with KUCB and CoastAlaska to boost investigative reporting in the Aleutians. The investigative journalism nonprofit announced Friday that six public radio station reporters are joining its Local Reporting Network. The partnership begins September 1 and will last one year. 

 

KUCB’s partnership with ProPublica will allow us to bring back our former reporter, Zoë Sobel. The program will cover Sobel’s salary and benefits for the year, through funding from the Abrams Foundation.  

 

 The Aleutian Arts Council, the Museum of the Aleutians and KUCB recently coordinated the first ever AAC Virtual Coffeehouse, which also combined unique aspects from Community Arts Show and the Just Desserts event. 

This unique program showcased a variety of performers from near and far, and was sponsored by the Aleutian Arts Council, the Museum of the Aleutians, A Better Way Heating, OptimERA and Billie Jo Gehring and Roger Deffendall. 

Click on the link below to view the program in it's entirety. 

Calling all performers! Do you sing? Do you dance? Do you read poetry or play an instrument? The Aleutian Arts Council, the Museum of the Aleutians and KUCB are sponsoring the first ever Virtual Coffeehouse, and they are asking community members to submit short videos of at-home performances for this event.

Unalaska's PCR Hosts Drive-Up Easter Egg 'Hunt'

Apr 9, 2020
Hope McKenney/KUCB

While much of the city is shut down due to coronavirus concerns, the staff at Unalaska's Department of Parks, Culture, and Recreation (PCR) is getting creative with events and finding unique ways of bringing Easter spirit to the community.

On Thursday, PCR handed out pre-filled Easter eggs in lieu of an Easter egg hunt to children under the age of 10.

The PCR's Aquatics Coordinator, Delanney McConnell, stood outside the PCR wearing gloves and a mask with three other staff, all handing out eggs to families who remained in their cars.

Courtesy of Unalaska City School District

A Monday morning stroll through Unalaska’s elementary and high school hallways reverberates with an unnerving and overwhelming silence. The expected babble and laughter of students squeezing in final bits of a hurried conversation, the low and frantic scribbling of last night’s calculus homework, and the metallic harmonies of lockers tolling shut exists in a time that seems far removed from the now dark, empty vestibules.

 

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