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As Heard on Morning Line - as we see signs of the Fall season approaching, we reached out to CIRI's Greg Razo for thoughts of the annual 

As Heard on Morning Line: No Planet B

Aug 11, 2017
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Guests this Morning on Our Community were Sandy Harper and Shala Dobson, discussing a series of events surrounding an art installation at Side Street Espresso in Anchorage entitled No Planet B. 

Events include Chalk Art at noon Saturday the 12th,

Poetry readings by Joan Kane, Priscilla Hensley & Carrie Ojanen on August 19th at 1pm, and a Panel Discussion, Climate Change 101 moderated by Fran Ulmer August 24th starting at 5pm. 

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Wild Salmon Day

Aug 10, 2017
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Today on Our Community, ​Kristen Collins, the Alaska Center Community Organizer and Gayla Hoseth, 2nd Chief of Curyung Tribal Council & Stand for Salmon spokesperson came by KNBA to share a new state holiday.  

Each year, August 10th is designated as Alaska Wild Salmon Day.  

Collins says this comes after a law was passed that started as House Bill 128 on the 29th Legislature of Alaska in 2016.   

As Heard on Morning Line: Athabascan Author pens Memoir

Aug 8, 2017

Recently, American Indian poet and author Sherman Alexie has been recently in the news: he's cancelled his book tour, including a talk set to happen at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center September 8th.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Thread Book Party in the Park

Aug 8, 2017
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For several years, an Alaskan nonprofit organization has been hosting gatherings that promote literacy.

Thread, (later referenced in this article in lowercase, as the organization prefers) is a statewide organization that has many programs in communities across Alaska focused on Early Childhood care and Education. 

This Thursday is thread’s 11th Annual Book Party in the Park from 4-7pm, rain or shine.    

As Heard on Morning Line: Rusted Root

Aug 4, 2017
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It's no secret that this weekend is Salmonfest in Ninilchik, and Rusted Root is one of the top headliners. Morning Line's Danny Preston got a chance to talk to Michael Glabicki.  

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The topic on Our Community today:Stories, Struggles & Songs: An Indigenous Women's Call to Action for Environmental Reproductive Health and Justice   The conversation featured Vi Waghiyi, of the Alaska Community Action on Toxics and Andrea Carmen & Rochelle Diver of the International Indian Treaty Council. Pollution doesn't just happen, and the effects can be devastating to Native communities, especially when toxic substances move up the food chain to humans and cause birth defects and disease such as cancer. To illuminate this, a term "Environmental Violence" was coined at a Intern

Live In-Studio: Brenda Xu on Morning Line

Aug 2, 2017
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Singer Songwriter Brenda Xu really lives up to that title - with a dedication to craft, subtle lyrics and a general sense that observers get that she is creating beauty. 

She's on tour with her new album is called "Overflow", which is a follow up to "For the Winter."

She and stopped by KNBA to share some of the music she is creating, as well as reintroduce herself to the Alaskan audience.  She's come in the winter, and this time decided to check out the summer scene.

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Innocence Project

Jul 25, 2017
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This morning's guests for Our Community were Bill Oberly, Alaska Innocence Project Executive Director, and Board Member Kevin Tripp.  

The Alaska Innocence Project has a fundraiser film showing this coming Monday, the 31st at the Bear Tooth - Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man. 

As Heard on Morning Line: A Death Row Story

Jul 24, 2017

Our guests this morning on Our Community included Joe D'Ambrosio, an innocent man who went to prison at the tender age of 26 for a crime he did not commit.  After 20 years in an Ohio prison, through a stroke of luck (or divine intervention, depending on who you ask),  D'Ambrosio was able to meet Reverend Neil Kookoothe, whose education in Law and Nursing allowed him to percieve Joe's innocence and moved him to find a way to do something about it.

Two events in Anchorage this week highlight the journey, and share the story -