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This Week on Earthsongs: Ali Fontaine

Ali Fontaine is an award-winning Sagkeeng First Nation singer-songwriter. At age 15, she entered a talent competition and won a studio session where she recorded one of her original songs. She released her debut album before her senior year of high school was over. That album won “Best Country Recording” at the 2013 Native American Music Awards. Ali’s current focus on Indigenous Studies and Human Rights at the University of Manitoba is influencing her most recent songwriting. While her music...

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America's diversity remains on the rise, with all racial and ethnic minorities growing faster than whites from 2015 to 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau says in a new snapshot of the national population. The agency also found the U.S. median age has risen to nearly 38.

Asian and mixed-race people are the two fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population, the U.S. Census Bureau says. Both groups grew by 3 percent from July 2015 to July 2016. In the same 12 months, the non-Hispanic white population grew by just 5,000 people.

Louisiana has become the first state to prohibit all public universities from asking applicants about their criminal history.

By some estimates, as many as 70 to 100 million Americans have some kind of criminal record.

Immigration authorities have rounded up nearly 200 Iraqis in recent weeks, and the Trump administration is now under heavy pressure to hold off moves to deport them.

Many of those currently detained are from the minority Chaldean Christian community, which faces severe persecution in Iraq.

U.S. immigration authorities say the detained Iraqis have criminal records, but their families and supporters say many have already served time or paid their fines and that they would face persecution if sent back.

Beach House has spent 13 years and six albums perfecting a hazy dream-pop sound that's as versatile as it is enduringly, endearingly simple. Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally make brooding, deliberately paced music that still sparkles and sweetens in surprising ways — a contradiction summed up by the title of one of Beach House's best records, Depression Cherry.

Though its title it taken from the Old English term for "the sound of winter," much of James Elkington's solo debut bears a distinctly autumnal vibe. With a feel that harks back to the British singer/songwriters of the early '70s, Wintres Woma ultimately seems to capture the slow seasonal slide from fall's gentle unbuttoning into an icier, more frigid landscape.

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Live In-Studio

KNBA Live In-Studio: Rachel Baiman

Jun 14, 2017

Today on Morning Line:

The Rachel Baiman Band, with a beautiful Americana sound, came by and visited with host Danny Preston and shared some fantastic music.

The band is on tour this summer, and was letting folks know about their new album, Shame, released June 2nd.

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Friday June 02, 2017 Ava Earl joined us for a Live In-Studio session as she begins a summer celebration of her new self-titled album. The young artist from Girdwood shines on the new release, her second full album, with well written and confidently delivered songs that were recorded in Portland, OR.  Nothing gets in the way of Ava's stories as the album was recorded with a minimalist approach to capture the same delicate but confident presentation you get when seeing and hearing her live. Connect with the artist when you visit her at www.avaearl.com

Live In-Studio: Liz Vice on KNBA

May 1, 2017
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KNBA recently welcomed special in-studio guest Liz Vice to talk about her music.  The vocalist shared her inspiring life story, as well as related this trip to Alaska was living out her dream to travel here.  While in the 49th state, she got to hike in snow, during which even saw a bear, in between performances in Anchorage and Palmer.  Given that it's her first trip here, that's a lucky break, and at KNBA we're all hoping she comes back!