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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

Newscast: 09/07/17

Sep 7, 2017

Community share their thoughts on what Unalaska's library needs; the M/V Tustumena completes the boat's first Aleutian Chain traverse of the year; and U.S. senators meet to figure out what to do about healthcare.

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Less than a week after Unalaska’s city council voted to approve a deal that would end the city manager’s employment, the mayor has signed off.

Now, the decision to stay in or leave Unalaska is in the hands of Dave Martinson.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon Martinson said, "he and his wife are now discussing options and will make a decision soon."

Newscast: 09/06/17

Sep 6, 2017

Unalaska's Mayor has signed the amendment to end the city manager's tenure; District Attorney Clint Campion is stepping down; and the Trump administration announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Newscast: 09/05/17

Sep 5, 2017

PenAir continues service cutbacks in the lower 48; St. Paul Island moves towards active management of their reindeer herd; and trophy hunters embrace a social media campaign from PETA.

Berett Wilber/KUCB


On a sunny Tuesday night, about a dozen people are gathered on a dock. They’re practicing the skills needed to free a stranded whale.

Ed Lyman is up from Hawaii to lead the course. He has a lot of experience freeing entangled whales. He’s in town for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) — working to build Unalaska’s response team.

“Here we are in Dutch Harbor, fishermen galore, capital of fishing, in many ways in the U.S.,” Lyman said. “So you have a lot of skill sets there already. But having to cut free a 40 ton whale is unique.”