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Earthsongs - Steven Rushingwind

Earthsongs,Thursdays at 10:00am and repeating on Saturdays at 11:00am on 90.3fm KNBA. This week... Steven Rushingwind, award-winning Native American flutist of Rushingwind & Mucklow and the Rushingwind Project shares with us his third solo album and latest release, “Red Beaten Path”. Steven is from Pomona, California of Cahuilla/Opata and Mexican descent. Building on his healing flute music that incorporates rock elements and world beats, this new project launches in a new direction for...
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President Obama takes no questions from Alaska media

Sept. 4, 2015

By Zachariah Hughes, APRN

During his visit to Alaska, President Obama did not take a single question from Alaskan reporters. KNOM news director Matthew Smith traveled with the press pool to Kotzebue.

Sept. 3, 2015

Change affects whether villages can get funds to fix existing water and sewer systems or only to replace them

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA, with assistance from Matthew Smith, KNOM

Here is the text of Evon Peter's speech given to international dignitaries at the GLACIER conference in Anchorage Sept, 1, 2015, and his October 2013 testimony at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee. 

GLACIER Conference Remarks

September 1, 2015

During his welcome address at the Glacier conference Monday, Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz announced an energy saving measure he’s implementing – a switch to energy efficient LED streetlights and in municipal facilities.

The city’s maintenance and operations division is taking inventory of Anchorage lighting to figure out the best places to start installing LED lights.  Berkowitz says the city can afford the 4-to5 million dollars it will take, but it will also seek new dollars.

Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

Sept. 3, 2015

President Obama names Denali Commission as lead agency for coastal communities threatened by climate change

Based on a story by Zach Hughes, APRN

Wednesday in Kotzebue, President Obama continued his focus on climate change in Alaska by announcing that the Denali Commission will take the lead in dealing with coastal communities threatened by disastrous flooding, erosion and thawing permafrost.

Sept. 2, 2015

The Anchorage Police Department (APD) today released a statement saying stolen vehicle reports in July and August are up 60% over May and June, rising from 153 to 244.

Of the 397 vehicles reported stolen during the last four months, about 77% have been recovered.

President will announce a Federal coordinator for building climate resilience in Alaska, launch a remote Alaskan Communities Energy Efficiency Competition, and announce a city-led public-private partnership to achieve 99.7 percent clean energy on Kodiak Island.

The White House issued the following fact sheet today.

9/2/15

Yesterday, President Obama announced he wants to beef up the nation's fleet of icebreakers. We have more on that below. First is this report from APRN's Washington, D.C. correspondent, who followed the President in Seward.

President Obama highlights climate change effects to Exit Glacier

By Liz Ruskin, APRN

Joaqlin Estus / KBNA

By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA  

Following a speech by President Obama on climate change, the mood at the Alaska Airlines Center at University of Alaska Anchorage was far from somber. Mala White sang the national anthem at a celebration of diversity and welcome party for the President hosted by the Alaska Federation of Natives and dozens of other community organizations. She was followed by Shalena Hansen singing "The Alaska Flag."

courtesy of Marc Lester

President Barack Obama is in Alaska to learn and talk about climate change. Before giving a speech to dozens of foreign ministers and dignitaries from around the world attending a conference on climate change, the president met with Alaska Native leaders. 

President Obama spent an hour meeting with a dozen Alaska Native leaders from across the state on Monday, including Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium president Andy Teuber.

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