Our Community

Danny Preston speaks with CEO of thread, Stephanie Berglund, and Senator Bill Wielechowski. The organization, thread, is a statewide childcare resource and referral network. thread provides services to families, including free childcare referrals. Save the date for an upcoming signature thread event, the 8th annual  Book Party in the Park! The party is August 14th from 4 - 7 PM and celebrates early literacy and promotes free family fun. For more information, visit:

Loren Dixon filling in for Danny Preston on today's Our Community Segment. Upcoming events happening in Our Community include:

June 21st: The 6th Annual Tribal Celebration & Health Fair.  Saturday, June 21st,  11:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. It will take place in Raven Hall at the Alaska State Fair Grounds in Palmer, Alaska.

Danny Preston speaks with representative Geran Tarr about the 6th Annual Mountain View Street Fair! The street fair will include activities such as a whacky hair, face painting, giveaways, and much more! Be sure to attend next Saturday from 12:00 - 4:00 PM at Clark Middle School.

  Danny Preston speaks with Luis Palau about the upcoming Love Alaska Festival. The event will be held June 7-8 in the Cuddy Family Midtown Park by the Anchorage Loussac Library and admission is free! For more information, visit:

Danny Preston speaks with Sandy Harper, owner of Cyrano's Theatre Company! This Friday, June 6th, 7:30 PM at the ACPA Discovery Theatre there will be a very special benefit for Cyrnano's. For more information, visit:

Danny Preston speaks with Victoria Clark, (executive director at Trustees for Alaska) and Shannyn Moore. The organization is a non-profit environmental law firm that was set up in 1974 to be the legal arm for the conservation community. Many issues have occurred within the past few years, and Trustees for Alaska has served as the voice for the environment. Tonight Constitutional Convention Delegate Vic Fischer & award-winning broadcaster Shannyn Moore talk article VIIII  at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center's Auditorium at 7:30pm. For more information, visit:


  Danny Preston speaks with Joshua Franks about the Native Men's Wellness Program. This program was formed 3 years ago to promote healthy living. An upcoming workshop, You Are a Warrior, will be May 29th at 8 a.m.-5 p.m., located in the Gathering Room at the SCF Ahklun Mountains Building (4501 Diplomacy Drive). For more information or to sign up, contact Native Men's Wellness Program Coordinator Shon Stewman at (907) 729-5208.

Danny Preston speaks with Shea Lowery about Alaska Children & Family! The organization provides services to the youth whom have had traumatic experiences. Services include residential psychiatric treatment, community based programs and treatment foster homes offer the structure, care and expertise to help young people facing significant challenges build strong, positive, healthy lives.

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Danny Preston speaks with Jose and  James Kenningale about the upcoming performances of We're Going on a Bear Hunt! The shows range from April 21st to the 26th, and will be at the Alaska Junior Theatre.

Danny Preston speaks with Lauren Shutt about Project Ki'L. Project Ki’L seeks to demonstrate that culturally responsive education for preschool to 5th grade Alaska Native and American Indian boys results in higher academic outcomes. It helps parents, community supporters and educators meet the unique needs of Native boys. Project Ki’L also reaffirms their identity by celebrating Native heritage and traditions.

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