Saxman Rally Supports Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

7 hours ago
Maria Dudzak

  A peaceful gathering took place Monday afternoon in Saxman in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline. Many expressed concerns beyond what is happening in North Dakota.

More than 50 people held protest signs, while about a dozen more watched and joined in on rally cheers. The event initially was organized only to protest the pipeline project, but Organized Village of Saxman President Lee Wallace says it expanded to address local and regional environmental issues.

How to Stream KNBA

10 hours ago

KNBA has switched streaming services, along with a multitude of NPR stations, to a new outfit called Triton Digital. 

As usual, streaming from KNBA’s webpage is the least amount of effort – simply click the grey bar at the top of our front page to start the stream.  The first time it does seem to take a few seconds longer than usual, but I think we can all agree it’s worth the wait.

However, some listeners have reported they are streaming KNBA  in other ways, such as through Windows Media Player and iTunes. 

KNBA News - Wednesday September 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
Candice Bressler

Alaska Holds Global Gathering on Sewer and Water Issues; Anchorage author Delivers Keynote at Gambling Awareness Conference; Task force looking into security, pipeline protesters' clash; State Plans to Release Permanent Fund Amount Friday

Alaska Hold Global Gathering on Sewer and Water Issues

By Johanna Eurich, KYUK

Experts from around the world are gathering in Anchorage this week to talk about providing healthy water and sewer services in remote Arctic communities.

  Thea Hopkins is a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah, Martha’s Vineyard. She is also part Iroquois, African-American, Irish, French, and Portugese. She tours internationally with her Americana/Contemporary Folk style, being compared to icons such as Nick Drake and Bob Dylan.


Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Alaska have charged four men with killing walrus gathered on the state's northwest shore last year, removing the animals' ivory tusks and leaving the meat to waste. Prosecutors say the four residents of the village of Point Hope twice caused several hundred walrus to stampede, knowing that smaller animals in the herd could be crushed. Investigators found 25 animals killed a year ago at Cape Lisburne.


The lack of running water and flush toilets in more than three thousand Alaska homes causes health problems, but another issue looms even larger:  that’s the effects of climate change on drinking water sources. That’s according to scientists at the international Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes conference in Anchorage this week. 

By Joaqlin Estus

In an earlier story, KNBA quoted Dr. David O. Carpenter, the Director of the Institute of Health and the Environment at New York University at Albany, who stated, “the evidence that [cell phones and Wifi use] cause cancer in humans is very, very strong, and it comes from multiple studies, including studies done by the World Health Organization.”

Sept. 14, 2016

Dr. David O. Carpenter, the Director of the Institute Health and the Environment at New York University at Albany, was a guest on this week’s KSKA talk show Line One. Your Health Connection. He said studies show excessive cell phone and Wifi use cause brain cancer.

  Hawaiian singer, composer, and pianist Aaron J. Salā is best known for his Hawaiian swing style music. Salā pursued studies in vocal performance and ethnomusicology and has now performed with iconic Hawaiian musicians such as Mahi Beamer, Nina Keali‘iwahamana, and Gary Aiko. He was named Most Promising Artist of the Year at the 2006 Na Hoku Hanohano awards after the release of his debut album “Ka Upu Aloha: Alone With My Thoughts”. Salā has also arranged music for Walt Disney Records and performers such as Kristin Chenoweth and Bette Midler.