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Over the years, an innovative education program - the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program, has touched the lives of countless Alaskans, both indirectly and, in the case of students involved, leading to fulfilling careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, including students who have earned MD and PhD degrees.  

According to ANSEP Founder and Vice Provost Dr. Herb Ilisaurri Schroeder, there is considerable value in getting an early start - including getting Algebra 1 out of the way before high school.

Alaskans love things that go "Vroom," and today on Morning Line on, we chatted with Kid's Kupboard Executive Director Lynette Ortolano, who let us know the connection between awesome cars and filling, nutritional meals for kids.  

Rev Alaska is an indoor car show this weekend which will donate proceeds to Kids Kupboard. 

Ortolano says the organization also looks for volunteers as it serves the needs of hungry children. Kids Kupboard also reaches out beyond school district locations, as well as during times when school is out, like now, during summer vacation.  

Alaska Community Action on Toxics

Alaska Community Action on Toxics Executive Director Pam Miller says an event coming up Thursday the 29th called Resisterhood: Stand Up for Our Health is a great way to learn about the connection between breast cancer and environmental factors.  

Guest lecturer at the event is Dr Megan Schwarzman, Associate Director of Health and Environment Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry.

As Heard on Morning Line: Native Viral Video

Jun 27, 2017
Rodney McCord

As network speeds and technology improvements continue, it means a person with a smart phone can produce, edit and broadcast video right from their pocket.  

Recently, Cook Inlet Tribal Council Facility Maintenence Support Specialist, Rodney McCord created a video on Facebook featuring his mother Frieda expertly deboning a salmon.   Here's the link:

As heard on Morning Line: Pridefest turns 40!

Jun 22, 2017
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Between the Rainbow Run, Drag Queen Bingo, or the Equality Parade and Pride Festival Saturday on the Park Strip, this week's Pridefest is one of the biggest in history for Anchorage - and with good reason, as the inclusive event is marking its 40th year.  

As spokesperson Shelby Wilson points out, the event wasn't always as celebratory as it is today, "People used to march with bags on their heads, because while they wanted to represent themselves, they also didn't want to lose their jobs or homes." 

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What do educators, cyclists and flowers have in common?  This weekend, quite a lot!

Alaska Botanical Garden Executive Director Robin Dublin says Bicycle/Educator Appreciation day is a great way to get to know the Botanical Garden.  

Sometimes people need a reminder that it is there, even if they've seen it in the past, Dublin says the Garden is the best kept secret in Anchorage. "The Garden has been around for 25 years, from a community effort and in the last 15 has grown and expanded to include professional horticulturalists and landscape architecture."  

As Heard on Morning Line: Solstice

Jun 20, 2017
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Today on Morning Line, a quick wrap up of events today, June 20th, 2017, Solstice, and some of the activities in Anchorage.

Events include:

Lunch on the Lawn: 

A free summer event 11:30 to 3:30 each Tuesday at the Anchorage Museum Lawn, until August 29th, today celebrating solstice, with activities focused on building your own Stonehenge, learn about Botanical Elixirs, crystals and Solar Energy. 

Smithsonian Institute NMAI

KNBA's Morning Line crew got a chance to catch up with Lieutenant Colonel Wayne Don today, about an event tonight at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  Don says he had a chance to solicit Alaska Native Veteran input at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention last year, and tonight's event is a continuation of the process.  

The Memorial will be located in the heart of Washington, D.C., at the National Mall. 

A flier circulated this week says:

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Alaska Pacific University has long been a respected Alaskan higher education institution, founded in Anchorage in 1958 as Alaska Methodist University, with groundbreaking dedication June 29, one day before the US Senate voted for Alaska Statehood. 

A newer Alaska Native Executive Leadership program is also offered, and perhaps foreshadows the direction APU is embarking on - emerging as a tribal college in a cooperative effort with the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium.  

Spearheading the effort is Dr. Bob Onders, MD., MPA., JD.

Theatrical Music Video Camp PSAs

Jun 9, 2017

In June, the Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Schoolyard Theatrical Music Video Camp spent a day at KNBA to learn a bit about microphone use and practice delivery.  

The students consisted of seven creative middle school students, while a handful of high school student interns as well as Academic Instructor Cail Hubert & Counselor Kimberly Smith provided direction.  

The following Public Service Announcements are the products the camp produced - Enjoy!

Too Much Makeup:


Don't Talk to Robots:

Issues with Racism:

Cybersecurity and Jobs: