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Coffee Break: Interview with Governor Sean Parnell

By Tony Gorman


Photo by Lee Reivs
KCHU News Director Tony Gorman with First Lady Sandy Parnell, and Governor Sean Parnell

Two weeks ago, Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell were in Valdez for a number of events.  They led the Choose Respect March.  Then they attended a memorial for the victims of the Good Friday Earthquake and the opening of the “A Moving Experience” an exhibit about Old Town Valdez at the museum.

In the middle of all the chaos, the Governor and First Lady paid a visit to the KCHU studios and sat with Coffee Break hosts Lee Revis and Tony Gorman for an interview.

Download | Duration: 00:24:39

Valdez falls short of snowman record

By Tony Gorman


Photo by Tony Gorman

It’s been a down year for snow in Valdez this winter.  The self-proclaimed “Snow Capital of the World” is starting to get some of the white stuff back late in the season.  The lack of snow fall didn’t stop locals from trying to set a world record that you would think already belonged to Valdez.  KCHU’s Tony Gorman went out to the Valdez Spit couple of weeks ago to see if Valdez rewrote the record books.

Download | Duration: 00:02:01

Valdez School Board elects to search for interim superintendent

By Tony Gorman

The Valdez City School District is losing Superintendent Lisa Stroh to the Petersburg School District.  As KCHU’s Tony Gorman reports, the Valdez School Board isn’t in a hurry to find a permanent replacement.


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UA System President Gamble discusses leadership at PWSCC

By Tony Gorman

Prince William Sound Community College is still searching for answers after its president resigned amid controversy.  Dr. Jacob Ng was on the job for eight months before stepping down earlier this month.  As KCHU’s Tony Gorman report, University of Alaska System President Pat Gamble met with concerned faculty, staff, and community leaders to address the status of the college’s leadership during a public information meeting last week.

Download | Duration: 00:02:18

VCSD super Lisa Stroh heads to Petersburg for same position

By Angela Denning of KFSK

The Petersburg School District has a new superintendent.  The Petersburg School Board offered Valdez City School District superintendent Lisa Stroh the position last week.  Her first day will be July 1st.  KFSK's Angela Denning has reports.

Download | Duration: 00:02:52

Locals mourn and celebrate Old Town Valdez

By Tony Gorman

For many in Alaska, the Good Friday Earthquake doesn’t bring back fond memories.  Lives and towns were lost were during the natural disaster.  That was the case for Valdez.  On its 50th anniversary, locals began the afternoon mourning the victims of the quake and closed the night celebrating Old Town Valdez.  KCHU’s Tony Gorman has this story.

Download | Duration: 00:02:40

Old Town to New Town: Valdez residents share their experiences with the Good Friday Earthquake

By Tony Gorman

While most towns were severely damaged by the 1964 Earthquake, residents of Valdez lost its entire town.  It took three years for locals to relocate from Old Town Valdez to where the new town is today.  Before the earthquake, Old Town Valdez had just one paved road and a thriving city dock. 

KCHU’s Tony Gorman caught up with Dorothy Moore, Tom Gilson and Gloria Day and interviewed them about where they were in Old Town and their experiences at the time of the earthquake.

Download | Duration: 00:06:31

Governor Sean Parnell leads Choose Respect March in Valdez

By Tony Gorman

Over 172 communities across Alaska participated in the Choose Respect March event today.  The march was started by Governor Sean Parnell in 2010 to bring awareness against domestic violence, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse.  Back then there were only 18 communities that participated in the event.  One of those original communities was Valdez, where Governor Parnell led this year’s event.  KCHU‘s Tony Gorman was there has this report.

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Special Coffee Break: 25th Anniversary of Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Part 4

By Tony Gorman

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, KCHU hosted a special two-hour Coffee Break on Monday.  Our guests included University of Washington political science doctoral candidate and Redlight to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster  author Angela Day, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council project manager Jeremy Robida, SERVS director Andres Morales, Alyeska Pipeline Company Valdez Communications manager Kate Dugan, and KCHU general manager John Anderson.

Here's  Part 4 featuring
KCHU general manager John Anderson

Download | Duration: 00:23:48

Special Coffee Break: 25th Anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spil Part 3

By Tony Gorman

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, KCHU hosted a special two-hour Coffee Break on Monday.  Our guests included University of Washington political science doctoral candidate and Redlight to Starboard: Recalling the Exxon Valdez Disaster  author Angela Day, Prince William Sound Regional Citizens Advisory Council project manager Jeremy Robida, SERVS director Andres Morales, Alyeska Pipeline Company Valdez Communications manager Kate Dugan, and KCHU general manager John Anderson.

Here's  Part 3 featuring SERVS director Andres Morales and Alyeska Pipeline Company Valdez Communications manager Kate Dugan..

Download | Duration: 00:20:41