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As Heard on Morning Line: #SoberAF Party

Sep 22, 2017
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Our guest today on Morning Line Tiffany Hall, shared a bit about Recover Alaska, and an event this weekend that prospective attendees on Facebook are describing as super fun - #SoberAF Party.  

It turns out the AF in this case stands for Alcohol Free, which ties in neatly with September being national recovery month.  

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As Heard on Morning Line: Veterans' History Project

Sep 19, 2017
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With the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention a month away, a new project is gearing up to offer a training to record veterans histories.  

The "Oral History Training Seminar" will be October 20th, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Alaska Veterans Museum on 4th Avenue in Anchorage.  

The Veteran's History Project aim is to gather oral histories, a choice that the coordinator, Brad Schmitz says helps make the stories come alive, moreso than if it were in print.    

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A new Alaska Exhibit is opening September 15th, the product of a lot of construction you may have noticed in recent months at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  

Our guest on Morning Line, Curator of Alaska History and Culture Aaron Leggett says that the Alaska Exhibition has been the same since 1986, "It's been fun to reimagine that space and exhibition... although it's in a chronological sequence, it's also thematic."  Leggett says the new displays pose the question, "How have Alaska's peoples adapted to the landscape and it's resources?"

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Our guest this morning on Our Community is Executive Director Beth Nordlund of the Anchorage Park Foundation.  Nordlund had a lot to share, with four events coming up as the fall comes on -

The Fish Creek Festival is a grassroots gathering in Spenard featuring Live Music, Food Trucks, art and artists as well as a duct tape and tarp parade, with a preliminary to the festival - the Fish Creek Cleanup.  The cleanup starts at 10am Saturday the 9th, and the Festival starts at 3pm.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Veg Fest

Sep 5, 2017
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An event coming up this weekend is promoting healthy lifestyles through dietary change - the theme is "The Transformative Power of Eating Plants" 

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Today, a First Friday Event in downtown Anchorage celebrates the work of an artist, Charles Lucier.  Panu Lucier is his daughter, and has created this showing, at the Summit Spice and Tea Co, at 3030 Denali Street.  

Panu says her father was many things to many people, anthropologist, ungulate biologist focused on caribou, and in many ways a community organizer, long before that became a political buzzword.  She remembers the Urban Natives Unite group that her mother and father both created right here in Anchorage.  

Irene Bedard and the Alaska State Fair

Sep 1, 2017
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Sunday is Alaska Native Cultures Day at the Alaska State Fair. 

This year’s Alaska State Fair features Alaska Native voices and faces, particularly at the Gathering Place. Between the leadership of stage director Amy Sparck, the quality of guests and the storytelling and emcee skills of Irene Bedard, the Gathering Place has really transformed into a positive showcase of Alaska Native cultures.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Women and Subsistence

Aug 31, 2017
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Today on Morning Line, Frank and Danny visited with Karen Evanoff and Rachel Mason about an event this evening at the Mountain View Library, which focuses on Indigenous Women and Subsistence.  

The two women will be the speakers - Karen has an insider's viewpoint, and Rachel has more of a researcher's viewpoint in this case. 

Details, from a press release are below:

AUG 31

Integrating Voices: Women and Subsistence

Hosted by Tundra Vision: Public History Consultants

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Today on Our Community, the Morning Line crew highlighted events at the Anchorage Museum and the Gathering Place at the Alaska State Fair.  

Erin Marberger, Curator of Science and Innovation spoke about some fun experiences families can participate in at the Anchorage Museum, as well as a Science Passport as a fun way to track what you've seen there.

Meanwhile, in Palmer, perfomers like AKU-MATU are proving that, while her performance can be high art at a place like the Anchorage Museum, it can also work in a less formal setting like the Alaska State Fair.  

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As nighttime temperatures drop, a hint of color change in leaves on local trees, and a tiny dusting on the tops of the Chugach, the signs are all there: school is back in season!  

Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Schoolyard after-school program celebrates this time, as it means the students will be back each weekday from 2pm to 5pm.  

Our guest on Morning Line today, Youth Advocate/Counselor Kimberly Smith, says this year is, in some ways, a fresh start, as the program adds a component for Middle School age students.  

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