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Mar 24, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Alaskan basketball fans are knee deep in March Madness, with both NCAA and ASAA High school playoffs fully underway - in college ball, half of the games occur today and this weekend, and the Final Four happen next weekend with a championship culminating Monday April 3rd. 

In the High School level contests, 3A and 4A schools are at the Alaska Airlines Center this weekend, and 1A and 2A results have been posted on their site as follows: 

http://asaa.org/activities/basketball/ 

Newcomer's Open Studio at the Anchorage Museum

Mar 23, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

As heard on Morning Line:

The Anchorage Museum is opening studio space, instructors, and materials for an inclusive artistic experience - with tie-ins to the Welcome Week Celebrations in Anchorage this coming September.  Are you or someone you know new to Anchorage, to Alaska, or to the United States?  Share your journey and new life in Anchorage through Art! 

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Today on Morning Line, University of Alaska Anchorage Native Student Council President Aaron Tolen visited during Our Community to share an upcoming free event that aims to address historical trauma - "NSS Healing Gathering - What Does it Truly Mean to Go Back to Being Native?"

The event is happening today & tomorrow at the UAA Student Union, from 9am to 4pm, and is free as well as features free parking.

As heard today on Morning Line: 

Alaskan Author Don Rearden tells a little about the amazing story of Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan 212th Pararescue Unit Airman and the coauthor of the book "Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ"

Open North American Sled Dog Races start today.

Mar 16, 2017
Alaska Dog Musher's Association

As heard on Morning Line today: 

The Iditarod finisher’s list keeps growing today, with more than 30 teams crossing the line…

Iditarod isn’t the only dog race occurring in Alaska today, Open North American Championship (ONAC) is just getting started in Fairbanks at the Musher’s Hall at 8am today.

It’s a 72-year-old dog racing tradition and last three days.  

Over the years the annual race draws mushers from around the world, including Korea, Germany, and Canada.

Tanana Chiefs Conference

Today is the final day of the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Annual Convention, where leaders from villages all across Interior Alaska converge on Fairbanks each spring.  “Theme is Preserving Our Way of Life.”

Highlights include an announcement of support for a new facility called a Sobering Center, Victor Joseph, TCC [Chief/Chairman] said, "It's been a long time coming to try to find a safe place for the people that we need to help make sure that there is a alternative place that they can go and a place in a time of need."

Autumn Ridley

Shyanne Beatty was at the World Eskimo Indian Olympics Thursday Evening to interview one of the record holders in the popular event the Alaska High Kick. Autumn Ridley holds World Records in three events as well as winner of the Outstanding Athlete Award for three consecutive years - and that isn't counting her wins in WEIO 2016 yet.

WEIO: Thursday's Update

Jul 21, 2016

World Eskimo Indian Olympics  continues on through Saturday the 23rd, and in this interview Native Voice One Network Manager Shyanne Beatty connects with accomplished Games veteran and Head Official for 2016 WEIO, Nichole Johnston at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.  

A new world record in Scissor Broad Jump was set by Nick Hanson of Unalakleet for 37 feet.

The World Eskimo Indian Olympics or WEIO has happens every year in Fairbanks, and this year, special to KNBA, Shyanne Beatty is reporting in each day at 10:30 during the Indigenous Music Hour.  Wednesday's report featured an interview with Kyle Worl, who went on to earn the First Place in the Kneel Jump with a 65.5 inch leap!

http://juneauempire.com/art/2016-01-13/our-voices-will-be-heard-universal-story-distinctive-voice

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Jack Dalton and Erin Tripp! The two of them will be acting in the play "Our Voices Will Be Heard." The play is about a powerful mother- daughter journey that reveals how generations face the choice of continuing to perpetuate—or disrupt—family violence. Through the lens of fiction, and the palette of Alaska Native Storytelling, the playwright tells the true story of her mother’s strength against impossible pressure.

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