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Greta Mart

Radio/Print Reporter

California/Alaska

Greta Mart

Radio news director at KRCB's newly-expanded newsroom broadcasting at 104.9 FM, covering California's Sonoma County.

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Scientists Across Fields Focus On Aleutians

For years, Debbie Corbett was regional archeologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She retired in 2013 and began freelancing. She also started working on organizing a forum for scientists doing research in any field - as long as it was centered on the Aleutian Islands. Corbett says the idea hatched at a National Science Foundation-funded workshop on North Pacific archeology a few years back.
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Tracking Molting To Measure Growth

Daily since late April, researchers have made their way to the end of A dock at Unalaska's Carl E. Moses boat harbor. There they pull up a series of people-sized circular nets - sort of like Japanese paper hanging lanterns - and peer inside. Jeff Cox is a contractor for the Bering Sea Fisheries Research Foundation.
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Sand Point's Tribal Executive Director Joins New State Advisory Council

Last week the Walker-Mallott administration announced the formation of the Governor's Tribal Advisory Council. Eleven Native leaders from around the state were appointed to sit on the council, including Sand Point's Tiffany Jackson, executive director of the Qagan Tayagungin Tribe. KUCB spoke with Jackson via phone Friday morning.
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Seeking Learners For Unangam Tunuu Language Camp

Organizers of the inaugural Unangam Tunuu Download Camp are inviting interested participants to attend a two-week-long language camp this summer on St. Paul Island in the Pribilofs. Aquilina Lestenkof is director of the cultural affairs office for the tribal government of St. Paul Island. She's looking for six teams from eastern Aleutian Unangan communities to attend the all-expenses-paid camp.
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PFD Use Rare In Port

A fisherman on a Dutch Harbor-based trawler died last week, but not while he was working out at sea. Divers found his body underneath the dock where his employer's boat is berthed. Police are still investigating, but it appears the crewman fell in the water unseen upon returning from a night out on the town.
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Alaska News Nightly: Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2016

Senate Finance Permanent Fund bills could lower dividends, stabilize budget; 2 hikers rescued from Kenai Peninsula Glacier; growing a modern workforce in Ketchikan; small capital budget keeps $32.5 for LIO purchase, no mega-projects or port; Delta cuts Juneau back to seasonal service; empty missile containers discovered near Southeast; Kenaitze Indian Tribe opens new elder center, expands campus in Old Town Kenai; Togiak tribe banishes Dillingham man for 10 years; Tustumena ferry sailings cancelled in May due to repairs.
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CVB Loses Director As Tourism Season Nears

Unalaska's tourism office will be missing an executive director when the first cruise ship of the season docks here on April 23. From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. that Saturday, over a thousand passengers and a few hundred crewmembers will disembark the Crystal Serenity, expecting a day full of sightseeing. One of the remaining two staff members of the Unalaska and Port of Dutch Harbor Convention and Visitors Bureau says CVB representatives will be at the dock to greet the boat.
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Alaska Volcano Mellows After Wreaking Havoc

Alaska’s Pavlof Volcano has calmed down after days of dramatic activity. Early this week, the volcano, which is in the southwest part of the state, threw a thick brown and gray cloud 37,000 feet into the sky. The blast inconvenienced travelers across Alaska and spewed ash over Nelson Lagoon, a village 55 miles northeast of the volcano, where residents stayed indoors and watched porches and roofs darken.
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Strong Support For Bernie Sanders In Unalaska

36 Democratic voters gathered at Unalaska's Methodist church to caucus for their preferred presidential candidate Saturday. Most came to support Bernie Sanders, but six voters headed to the Clinton corner when it was time for the morning's fan out. The areas designated for Rocky De La Fuente backers and the undecided remained empty.
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No More Commerical Trawling In Unalaska Bay

After three attempts over the past decade, the Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association succeeded in an effort to close Unalaska Bay to commercial trawl fishing. On Thursday the Alaska Board of Fisheries passed Proposal 194 by a six to one vote. The Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association - known as UNFA - put forward the proposal, which sought to "close all waters of Unalaska Bay to commercial fishing for groundfish with pelagic trawl gear."
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Native Fishermen's Group Seeks To Close Unalaska Bay To Commercial Trawl Fishing

A proposal to permanently close Unalaska Bay to commercial trawl fishing is up for discussion at an upcoming Alaska Board of Fisheries meeting. The statewide meeting takes place the second week of March in Anchorage, and Qawalangin tribal president Tom Robinson will be there to testify. He will be speaking on behalf of the Unalaska Native Fishermen's Association (UNFA).
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Local GOP Volunteer Sets Up Polling Station In Time For Super Tuesday

Unalaskan voters who are already registered Republicans - or want to be - will now have a chance to participate in the Alaska Presidential Preference Poll this coming Tuesday. Until this week, it looked like local Republicans wouldn't be able to cast their votes in the poll since voting must be done in person - and the nearest polling place for District 37, which encompasses the Aleutian Islands and a large portion of the southwest mainland, was in Naknek.

About

Greta Mart

As news director at KRCB, the NPR member station covering California's Sonoma County, Greta is the evening news anchor delivering local news during NPR's "All Things Considered." She leads a newsroom of three full-time reporters, stringers and interns.

From 2016 to 2021, Greta was news director at KCBX, covering Salinas to Santa Barbara. She produced and delivered the nightly newscasts, produced and interviewed newsmakers for a weekly news magazine and was responsible for local news content on the KCBX website, training interns and forging new partnerships with area and statewide news outlets.

Prior to joining KCBX, Greta served as acting news director, reporter and news anchor at KUCB, a public radio station in Unalaska, Alaska, covering the Aleutian Islands. She's also worked as a public radio reporter in Sitka and Haines, Alaska. In May 2015, Greta earned a master's degree from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

Prior to attending the J-School and transitioning into public radio journalism, Greta was a newspaper reporter for over a decade. Port Townsend, WA is her hometown and she lives aboard her ’30 Catalina at the Berkeley Marina.