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Our guest this morning on Our Community was Angie Demma, von der Heydt Museum Interpretation Specialist  - and she shared about the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center's Continuing Education Program.  

An event coming up November 22nd features Alaska Native Studies and Alaskan Dinosaurs.

Another event mentioned was a film and panel November 30th, called Keep Talking. 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, Auditorium

As Heard on Morning Line: Antibiotic Awareness

Nov 15, 2017
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Our Community guests this morning were CJ Kim and Kimberly Spink from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Epidemiology Division, to spread the word about Antibiotics Awareness Week. 

According to our guests, antibiotics are a wonderful tool used by the medical community to treat bacterial infection, however overprescription and overuse can lead to antibiotic resistant strains of disease and other problems. 

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Today on Morning Line: Keys to Life Executive Director Shirley Mae Springer-Staten & Teaching Artist Glacéia Henderson visit about the upcoming Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert, This coming Saturday November 18.

The lullaby project pairs incarcerated mothers at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility with Teaching Artists, who are singers and songwriters, and in this way a mother in prison creates a song for her child or children.  

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Our guest on Morning Line today is Grace Greene, Chair of the Anchorage Mayor's Charity Ball.  Greene says 2018 is the 25th Anniversary of the elegant black tie event, and as it has since the early 1990's, the event serves as a fundraiser for 501c3 Non-profit organizations in the Anchorage Area.  

Greene says an important deadline is tomorrow, November 10th - the application and instructions for nonprofit staff to apply is outlined on mayorscharity.org. 

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Director Krista Schwarting and Actor Jenson Seifert came by to talk about two things - to reinforce that Cyrano's has a new location, and a play running through November 19th.  The location is 3800 Debarr Road, with the nearest major intersection of Debarr and Bragaw.   

The play, The 39 Steps, is a comic adaptation of a classic film from the 1930s and based loosely on a 1915 era classic book.  

Schwarting says the treatment given by playwright Patrick Barlow not only breathes new life into the 100-year old story, but also converts it into a comedy.   

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Our guests this morning on Our Community; Actors Enrique Bravo and Richard Jay Carter came to KNBA to talk about an amazing comedic play opening November 9th - The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity - at the Performing Arts Center.

The play is written by Kristoffer Diaz, and directed by Shone Osterhout.

The play's scene is set in the world of professional wrestling - and the Performing Arts Center's set has had to change to make room for the ring!

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Our guest this morning is Hollis Mickey, Director of Learning and Engagement at the Anchorage Museum, to talk about an opportunity to learn about archery in a historical context, as well as where to practice here and now in the Anchorage Bowl - coming up at the museum,  Nov. 9;

Later on in December, on the 10th another intensive - all about Fire & Wood, from selecting and curing for a fireplace or wood stove to using for smoking food.  

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Today's guest on Our Community is a longtime Executive Director of the Chugach Regional Resources Commission.  At an annual award luncheon hosted by the Alaska Conservation Foundation, CRRC's Patty Schwalenberg was awarded the 2017 Caleb Pungowiyi Award for Outstanding Achievements by an Alaska Native Organization or Individual.

Patty Schwalenberg is executive director of Chugach Regional Resources Commission, a nonprofit inter-tribal organization dedicated to conservation of natural resources in the Chugach region.  

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United Way of Anchorage Lead Healthcare Navigator Jane Straight was our guest today on Morning Line.  She says Navigators are federally certified helpers for consumers looking for health care coverage provided by the Affordable Care Act.  

Healthcare.gov is still the place to go to but a few things have changed.

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Jasmin Smith, the entrepreneur behind Baby Vend, a baby supply vending system for parents caught in the world without what they need, had an idea - if she found herself without enough diapers, other parents must as well; what if she catered to their needs? 

Smith says she had to create a makeshift diaper while out in public, but later this year, other parents will be able to access supplies from her vending system, Baby Vend.  "Baby Vend will be at the Ted Stevens International Airport, as well as have one at the 5th Avenue Mall Food Court."

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