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Soul to Soul: April 19-20, 2014

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-22 09:07

Here’s the music playlist from the April 19-20, 2014, edition of Soul to Soul with Marvel and Sherry Johnson. All tracks played are listed below in the following format:

  • Song Title
  • Artist Name
  • Album
  • Duration
  • Label

Flight STS Take Off 2013 – Liz and Martin Fly By to Long Pass
02:41
100.620

Keep Your Head Up In The Sky
Earth Wind And Fire
05:11
89.053
8

Be Ever Wonderful
Earth Wind And Fire
05:22
141.925
16

Love Ballad
LTD Featuring Jeffrey Osborne
04:37
300.000

Never Would Have Made It
Marvin Sapp
06:56
300.000
12
Zomba

June Old 2 New 2004
STS Sweep
01:17
114.323

Jesus (Original Clean)
Kem ft Patti LaBelle & Ronald Isley
04:45
131.000
1
www.franchiserecordpool.com

Goodtime (Lp)
Brent Jones and The T P Mobb
05:20
78.322
1

God In Me
Mary Mary ft Kierra Sheard
03:17
88.000

www.franchiserecordpool.com

God In Me (Remix)
Mary Mary ft Malice
03:15
88.000
1
www.franchiserecordpool.com

And Yet I’m Saved
Donald Lawrence
03:54
299.450
11

I’ll Take You There (3)
Bebe & Cece Winans
06:06
101.943

Jesus Is Love
Commodores
05:00
135.543
7
Motown

BeBe Winans
Oh, happy Day
05:06
97.885
15

June Old 2 New 2004
STS Sweep
01:17
114.323

To Be Encouraged
William Becton
05:10
100.016
9
WEB

To Be Encouraged (Reprise)
William Becton
02:18
100.018
10
WEB

We Give You Thanks
The Sounds Of Blackness
06:47
109.354

Lean On Me (Choir Version)
kirk Franklin
05:06
107.647
9

Testify
Sounds Of Blackness
05:37
300.000
5
Perspectiv

Solid
Ashford & Simpson
05:09
101.262
9
Alliance

STS Motown 2007 – Motown Today Tomorrow Forever

01:38
94.943

Got to be there
Jackson 5
03:24
86.301
10

With You I’m Born Again
Billy Preston And Syreeta
03:40
82.354
4

Zoom
Commodores
06:45
86.538
11
Motown Records

?
Gerald Levert And Eddie Lever
05:39
188.596
1
Elektra

Say Amen
Howard Hewitt
04:34
300.000

Every Time It Rains
Will Downing
04:53
300.000
4

Golden Time Of Day
Kem
05:35
97.002
2
Brantera Music Group, Inc.

LoveZone 2010 Theme – Love Rock the Best 2010 Jet Fades end

02:17
93.492

Joe – Closer
Joe
03:50
76.000

www.franchiserecordpool.com

April Love
LTD Featuring Jeffrey Osborne
04:30
13051.000

I Wanna Get Next to You
Rose Royce
03:58
300.000
7

You’re Still A Young Man
Tower Of Power
05:36
113.571
7
WEA

Exhale (Shoop Shoop)

04:38
138.005
10

I Do Love You
Midnight Players
02:51
89.003
6

Happy Feelin’s
Ledisi
05:08
74.004
6
Brantera Music Group, Inc.

STS Sweep 2014 – Old Skool Mixdown 1

00:55
86.131

Do Me Baby
Meli’sa Morgan
05:19
300.000

STS Vocal – Marvell Your Alaskan Soul Connection

00:12
86.747

Earth Wind & Fire
Love’s Holiday
04:21
148.850
2
Sony Music Distribution

Can’t Hide Love
Earth Wind And Fire
04:09
77.956
6

STS Sweep 2014
Liz Old Skool
00:51
107.245

Heaven Sent You
Howard Hewitt & Stanley Clarke
06:07
105.000

Marvin Sapp – The Best In Me (Live) Extended)
Marvin Sapp
08:35
102.276

The Battle Is The Lord’s
Yolanda Adams
06:29
113.292
5

Reasons
Earth, Wind & Fire
09:52
125.903
9

STS Sweep 2014 – Old Skool Mixdown 1

00:55
86.131

Stand By Me
Maurice White
04:10
118.239
3

Summer Madness
Kool & The Gang
04:18
87.934
8
Island Mercury

I’m So Into You
Peabo Bryson
04:11
117.862
1

Feel The Fire
Peabo Bryson
04:35
124.649
2

Feel The Fire
Stephanie Mills
04:59
116.090

STS Full Landing – June 1 2004

06:31
119.963

Commentary by Demko on Earth Day

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-22 08:57

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Two rescued as troller goes aground in heavy surf

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-22 08:52

SMR captain Don Kluting describes sea conditions at Low Island Monday morning as “a bit sporty.” Crew members left the Mirage on foot, once the tide ebbed. (SMR photo/Don Kluting)

Two crewmen were rescued safely after their troller ran aground in heavy seas in Sitka Sound early this morning (Mon 4-21-14).

The 52-foot steel-hulled troller Mirage radioed a distress call at about 3:30 AM. The boat had gone aground on the southern shore of Low Island, in surf and strong winds.

Don Kluting coordinates Sitka’s Mountain Rescue team, which also conducts maritime operations.

Kluting says he and three other team members left the harbor in darkness, and used night-vision goggles and a global positioning system to navigate the six miles out to Low Island, where they arrived at daybreak. The team was prepared for the worst.

“Full precautions. We had everybody in drysuits, had tow ropes. We had briefed that we were going try and establish a tow. We had a line gun with us. Basically, getting ready to pull a fairly large vessel out of the surf and try to give them enough to keep the waves from pushing them farther and farther up on the rocks to get him under his own power.”

Low Island is a known hazard in Sitka Sound, or a known recreation area, depending on your point of view. When a swell is running, Sitkans occasionally surf the waters between Low Island and Shoals Point.

Once Kluting and his team found the Mirage it quickly became clear that the stranded troller would not be going anywhere.

“We had breaking surf conditions 100-yards around him in all directions. We had circled around that south end of Low Island trying to figure out a path to get in close. And it pretty much not going to happen, and we made a determination to get a helicopter out from Air Station Sitka.”

Kluting says the rescue boat was able to get within 50 yards of the Mirage while waiting for the helicopter, and stood by in the event the troller capsized or swamped and the two crewmen were forced into the water.

The Coast Guard helicopter rescue crew determined that the safest course of action would be to let the tide go out from under the Mirage. After about 90-minutes, the helicopter landed on Low Island and the two fishermen were able to walk ashore unharmed and board the aircraft.

Kluting says he is not optimistic about an immediate salvage of the Mirage.

“Not a friendly location, getting a larger vessel in there and establishing a tow rope in those conditions is going to be challenging at best. With the tide not being as high, it’s going to be interesting to see if they’re able to drag it off. Or if that next storm coming in doesn’t beat up the hull too bad.”

The weather forecast for Sitka called for winds of 29 knots on Monday, and seas of 13 feet, with seas falling to 9 feet on Tuesday.

Kluting was accompanied on the mission by Gerald Gangle, Tyler Orbison, and Jake Denherder. Kluting says he has received no official word on the cause of the accident. The Coast Guard reports the Mirage has about 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel on board.

The Mirage is registered to J&J Mirage LLC in Elfin Cove, Alaska. According to state records, it is valued at $200,000.

Petersburg borough considers a new comprehensive plan

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-22 08:42

Paul Bowen, Polly Lee, and Laurel McCullough attend the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Photo/Angela Denning

How do Petersburg area residents feel about housing issues, tourists and local land uses? What will be needed in the next decade to maintain the harbors and waterfront? These are some of the questions the Petersburg Borough would like to answer through an updated comprehensive plan.The borough is still very early in the process but they are looking for input already.

Borough manager, Steve Giesbrecht, told the borough assembly during their last meeting that the existing comprehensive was created in the year 2000.

“To do this properly involves a tremendous number of public meetings, getting people’s input as well as evaluation of our existing comprehensive plan,” Giesbrecht said.

The old plan did not take into account new borough boundaries. It also didn’t have a harbor development plan, something the borough manager wants to be a priority this time.

“One of the big negatives of our existing comprehensive plan is, for whatever reason, it didn’t address the harbor which is our main economic driver and the comp plan really didn’t go into, in my opinion, enough depth,” Giesbrecht said.

The timeline is still rough. They’d like to start the process in the fall and wrap it up next spring. To do that, they’d put the project out to bid this month. Right now borough officials are finalizing the details of exactly what they want to get out of the plan.

“Very important process,” Giesbrecht said. “This is the very early stages and it starts with making sure this document is asking for the right things.”

Some of the questions to be answered would involve what the infrastructure needs are now and what they will be in the future. Giesbrecht says harbor land use is a main part of that.

“Does the borough, and I mean this in a very broad sense, want to set aside land and say this is for commercial marine activity?” Giesbrecht said. “Sounds really simple, ‘sure we do’. Now do you want to enforce it, meaning when somebody opens up a doughnut shop in a piece of property that the assembly and P and Z board has set aside as marine development, are you going to say, ‘no, you can’t open up’ even though the property might have been vacant for 10 years. See what I mean, it becomes a very, very tough questions and we want to understand not only what they recommend and what the community wants but are we willing to enforce these things down the road? That’s a big part of it.”

Borough Community Development Director, Leo Luczak, told the Planning and Zoning Commission that the plan will include surveys and polls and lots of public meetings.

“It’s a good way to judge if a majority of people want something,” Luczak said. “When we did the last one we had this room packed on a Saturday for about 7, 8 hours as I remember and they even carried it on the radio so there are a number of meetings. It’s a great process.”

The exact price tag of the comprehensive plan is unknown but they’re guessing it will cost between $130,000 and $150,000. It will be paid for by the borough transition funds, which is $600,000 worth of state grant money.

Ideas for what the plan could do are already circulating. Resident, Polly Lee, asked the Planning and Zoning Commission to look into establishing a historic preservation commission. The specific areas she’s concerned about are Hammer Slough and Sing Lee Alley.

While she seeks preservation, she wants the process to be done carefully so there aren’t too many restrictions for landowners.

“It isn’t like we’re going for some national or state standard,” Lee said. “We’re going for local, something that suits our community and hopefully would be written by people who are well balanced.”

Lee said an historical preservation commission, like the comprehensive plan itself, would take a lot of community involvement.

The borough would like to have proposals due May 28 and award the project by June 16.

The borough assembly members also asked to have the scope of the proposed plan on the borough website as another way for the public to weigh in.

'Stop Supporting Men Hiding Behind Masks,' Biden Tells Russia

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 08:01

In Ukraine on Tuesday, the vice president also said "it's time for Russia to stop talking and start acting" to help resolve the crisis there.

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AK Beat: Sun-splashed Alaskans can revel in Earth Day this year

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:54
AK Beat: Sun-splashed Alaskans can revel in Earth Day this year Spring temperatures were more than 50 degrees by noon in many parts of Anchorage and pushing up toward record highs for a second-consecutive dayApril 22, 2014

Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:47

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

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Change Your Income, Change Your Health Insurance Plan

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:03

People aren't locked into the plan they chose through the health exchanges if their income changes during the year. But you've got just 60 days to make the switch to a cheaper plan.

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Study: 2 In 5 Americans Earning Degrees After High School

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 07:01

The Lumina Foundation says nearly 40 percent of adults held college degrees in 2012 — the biggest one-year jump since 2008. And it says that 60 percent college attainment is "within reach" by 2025.

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Supreme Court Upholds Michigan's Ban On Affirmative Action

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 06:21

In a 6-2 decision, the justices said the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals was wrong to set aside as discriminatory the state's voter-approved ban on race-conscious college admissions.

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UPDATE: Everest Climbing Season Still In Doubt

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 05:25

Last week, at least 13 of the Nepalese guides were killed in an avalanche. Sherpas have been discussing a boycott of the climbing season if they aren't given more insurance and other aid.

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As Korean Ferry Sank, Some Crew Members Fought To Save Lives

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 04:05

Although the captain and some of the officers have been called cowards or worse, passengers say other crew members acted heroically. At least seven crew members died or are missing.

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Introducing A Divorce Rate For Birds, And Guess Which Bird Never, Ever Divorces?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 03:10

A pair of swans suggests Love Eternal. You often see them in twos, gliding together. But they're not Nature's Coupliest Birds. Which are?

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Wheel Well Stowaway Was 'Runaway Kid With A Bad Idea'

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 03:00

The California teen "ran for the nearest plane," according to the FBI. He ended up riding for 5 1/2 hours to Hawaii, and luckily survived the thin air and freezing temperatures.

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Supreme Court Case Could Change How You Watch TV

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 02:51

Aereo offers consumers in 11 cities a cheap way to watch local stations that deliver network TV shows. The networks contend that Aereo uses a gimmick to thwart the economic vitality of their business.

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Miller Kicks Off Campaign in Wasilla

Alaska and Yukon Headlines - Tue, 2014-04-22 01:06

Joe Miller, with family in front row on stage.

U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller kicked off his campaign last night in Wasilla before a few hundred cheering supporters.  Amid prayer and patriotic songs, Miller and those introducing him talked about God, guns and government mistrust.  Miller drew cheers as he hit on popular Tea Party themes, such as abolishing the IRS and ending state surveillance.

“They need to understand that the people have had it That’s why you’re here today,” he said, to applause. “This is about ‘we the people.’ It’s not about Joe Miller. It’s about restoring you to your rightful position, where government is the servant and you are the master!”

This is Miller’s second run for U.S. Senate. He didn’t mention the dramatic undoing of his earlier campaign, except for a passing reference to the time his security team shackled a journalist trying to interview him. Miller, a father of eight, made the aside as he was introducing the four younger children, who were on the stage with him in Wasilla.

“They’re all martial arts experts. We learned that from the 2010 race. We needed in-house security. So I don’t have t0

Standing for the national anthem at the Joe Miller kick-off.

bring my handcuffs any more,” he said.

Other speakers at the event included a Big Lake church pastor, a Gun Owners of America director and also conservative radio talk show host Lars Larson. Despite a low campaign profile in recent months, Miller has been raising money. On that score, he’s in third place in the three-way Republican race, but not far behind Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell.

What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

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For Early Childhood Education, Tulsa, Okla., Stands Out

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

Many states are planning to expand early childhood education programs, but what constitutes a high-quality pre-K program? Researchers say the city of Tulsa, Okla., has come up with a winning formula.

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Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

NPR News - Tue, 2014-04-22 01:03

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

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Judge rejects 5 witnesses in Kodiak murder trial

Southeast Alaska News - Tue, 2014-04-22 00:04

ANCHORAGE — A federal judge on Monday rejected five witnesses in the Coast Guard double homicide case on Kodiak Island, ruling that defense attorneys had not established that their testimony was relevant.

One witness appeared in handcuffs after authorities say he tried to carry a handgun past the security checkpoint at the Anchorage federal building.

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