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Today's morning line featured the story How the Crane Got Its Blue Eyes, told by John Active. He originally learned the Yup'ik story from his Grandmother, Maggie Lind.

Active had previously worked at KYUK and hosted the shows Ketvarrluku and Talkline. Not only did he host, but he also translated Yupik and English news. Folks in rural Alaska credit him for bringing the Yup’ik culture and everyone in the Y-K Delta together.

For more information on John Active and his career, visit

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Today’s guests on Morning Line featured Kelsey Wallace from the Alaska Native Heritage center and powwow singers, Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards.

Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards are powwow and cultural singers who will be perfomroming at the Alaska Native Heritage Center this weekend. While Eastman teaches at a tribal school, Edwards can be seen creating Hip-Hop and R&B music. What makes the two unique are the cross cultural connection they are able to create with their music. "We do this all the time, he just sings whatever and I follow 

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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Steven Holley, leader of the Dena’ina dance group Ida’ina K’eljeshna, also known as the Friendship Dancers.

The dance group aims to revitalize their Dena'ina culture and understanding through song and dance. They formed in 2011 and have continued to make their presence known all over the state.  The dance group invites others to share their own cultures through song, stories and dance at a special powwow.

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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Evan Anderson, the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Alaska Center.

The Alaska Center works across the state to promote clean energy and strengthening Alaska's voice. They’re focused on the political process and working within the political field to get Alaskans involved in electing better candidates. It is a statewide organization with staff located in Homer, Fairbanks, and the Mat-su. 

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Francesca DuBrock, Guest Curator  and Event Organizer for Dia Del Sol, a three day festival at the Anchorage Museum starting with a First Friday talk tonight at 6pm. 

The event lasts three days, and the schedule is extensive, including an artist talk tonight, films, pinatas, music, and food throughout the weekend, here are a couple of highlights: 

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Toni McPherson, currently in charge of the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

The Book Sale lasts three days - 

Friday May 4th from 6-8pm is a preview for Members of Friends of the Library, but you can also sign up as a member at the door,

Saturday features a Local Author's Fair with eighteen local authors available to sell and sign books, 

Sunday books that are left are half-price. 

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Our guest on Our Community today is Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, the entity partnering with the Anchorage Museum to host the North by North Summit and Festival 

Andreassen says the festival puts the focus on the North by Northerners - addressing the concerns and celebrating strengths through our own unique perspectives as  Northern people, as well as sharing solutions with the world.  

Andreassen says Sustainable Development goals are a focal point for the Institute of the North with 

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Our guest today on Morning Line is Robert Heffle, Clinical Advisor with Southcentral Foundation.

Today, he spoke about starting healthy traditions in families, the current Beauty for Ashes training happening this week and the next opportunity in October, and the Friday event focused on Resilience, as Alaska Resilience Initiative will join SCF tomorrow at Noon for a discussion. 

Alaska Junior Theatre

Today on Our Community, Nick McDermott of Alaska Junior Theatre and Oscar Castillo of the Pushcart Players talked with Morning Line host Danny Preston about Peter and the Wolf coming to Anchorage.  

As per the norm, the Alaska Junior Theatre schedule this week, April 16-20, includes school performances throughout the week, and a final public show at 2pm this Saturday, April 21st at the Discovery Theatre. 

Live In-Studio: Huntertones

Apr 13, 2018
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Our guests this morning on Our Community are members of a band playing 7:30 tonight at at the Discovery Theatre - it's the Huntertones!

Who are the Huntertones? Today on Morning Line, Jon Lampley on Sousaphone, Dan White on Saxaphone and Chris Ott on beatbox. Sometimes the group is as many as a dozen awesome performers, The group is labeled Jazz, Rock, hip hop, soul fusion - well, today on KNBA the group covered Stevie Wonder, The White Stripes and more.