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New Programs Heard on KNBA in 2018!

Beginning in February, KNBA brings 3 new programs to the airwaves! You've enjoyed Undercurrents for years, now check out their special weekend edition of the show, immediately followed by a two hour music program showcasing Indigenous artists , and finally, you can start each week with more Native news and views on current social and political topics affecting all Americans. Let us know what you think! Loren Dixon, Director of Programming & Operations; ldixon@knba.org . Undercurrents...

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As Heard on Morning Line: Women's March on Anchorage 2.0

Jan 16, 2018
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Our Guests today on Morning Line were Cindy Thomas and Rashika Rakibullah, part of the team of organizers of the Women's March on Anchorage 2.0

Rakibullah says the March will start at Delaney Park Strip at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at 9th & L, and proceed to the Williwaw (609 F street). There will also be local speakers discussing issues woman face in Alaska specifically, including environmental justice.

Thomas adds that speakers will include the League of Women Voters talking about a new ballot process available: voting by mail.

As Heard on Morning Line: ANA TTAC January Trainings

Jan 4, 2018
Alaska Region Training and Technical Assistance Center https://anaalaska.org/

Our guests on Morning Line, Anthony Caole and Richard Perry are from the Alaska Region Training and Technical Assistance Center

 

  The Center helps Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian 

  and American Indian organizations connect to funding from the federal government's Administration for Native Americans - a process that includes many steps.

 

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Our Guest today on Morning Line was Ronald Spatz, editor of the Alaska Quarterly Review.  He shared that Shaawatke’é’s Birth, a short film produced for Alaska Quarterly Review's 35th anniversary celebration, is now available on YouTube. 

"Shaawatke'é's Birth is the film version, in Tlingit and English, of a poem published Alaska Quarterly Review by Emily Wall and X'unei Lance Twitchell. "Shaawatke’é’s Birth" is about the birth of a Tlingit child as well as an origin story. It is ultimately a story about how important language is to sustaining a culture and cultural identity."

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As Heard on Morning Line: Moose Hide Tanning and Sewing in the Dené Way

As the latest in part of an ongoing cultural revitalization effort called Nay’ dini’aa Na’ Hwt’aene Ugheldze’ Xuk’anotta Nene’ Project, Joel Isaak and Melissa Shaginoff are artists-in-residence at the Anchorage Museum this week.

As Heard on Morning Line: Sweet Honey in The Rock

Dec 8, 2017
Anchorage Concert Association

This Morning on KNBA, Danny Preston interviews Sweet Honey in the Rock live in the studio - playing the Atwood tonight at 7:30.

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Live In-Studio

Live music in Anchorage requires an audience that is engaged and performers who have the tools to keep 'em coming back! On this edition of the Alaska Music Spotlight we have two guests live in-studio, Emma Hill and Michael Howard. Emma is playing live for us on the show as well as promoting the new series, The Spenard Song Circle. Michael comes to share news for musicians about the Alaska Independent Musicians Initiative and its December 16, 2017 Alaska Music Summit.

Last April veteran Alaskan musician Evan Phillips brought his 20 years of songwriting experience to an empty old church in Spenard.  ‘Lonely Mountain‘ was recorded unplugged that spring day inside the Spenard Church of Love in front of an intimate crowd of 75 people. We caught up with Evan to talk about his CD release event for that same album.

As Heard on Morning Line: The Ballroom Thieves

Sep 20, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation via Facebook Live

Our guests today on Morning Line were a musical trio called The Ballroom Thieves.  

The group is playing at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 22nd, this coming Friday at 7:30 - but here's a twist - first, they are touring local schools, inspiring students and also picking up local High School symphonic talent.  That's right, some lucky band students will get a chance to play with a nationally touring music group.  

When you're out there playing gigs and helping the Alaska Music scene, you're gonna get your hands dirty. The Dirty Hands have supported musicians, venues, festivals and Alaskan audiences for many years. They're off to explore new landscapes and locations but will reunite in Alaska for more shows in the future. Born in Girdwood, the band is a multi­-genre, blues centric, quintet. The band members seek to broaden the dynamic and depth of their music, inspired from all corners of the United States, covering a breadth of influence steeped in blues, jazz, and rock. 

The Cheapest Key

After a busy summer, the festival season is winding down as we spotlight the Fish Creek Festival September 9, 2017 here in Anchorage featuring The Cheapest Key! The band has been together for about a year and have played only 'occasionally' on Anchorage stages.  We expect more attention will be coming their way after a studio recording is made which will no doubt get plenty of air-time on the radio. Thanks for the live music and we'll see you at the Fish Creek Festival!

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