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As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Junior Theater

Sep 27, 2017
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The Alaska Junior Theater school outreach involves thousands of students each year as part of the productions, with more than 40,000 youth attending the shows. 

Alaska Junior Theater Executive Director Lainie Dreas and Marketing Associate Alexis Sheeder visited KNBA on Morning Line to share information about the upcoming season of shows:

Journey to Oz promises to be a fun Halloween activity - with warm and safe trick-or-treating at the Atwood Concert Hall's multi-level lobby area after the show. The show continues in schools November 1st-3rd.

As Heard on Morning Line: ANA TTAC

Sep 26, 2017
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The Administration for Native Americans is a Federal agency - and in Alaska, has more than 20 projects it's funding with grants.  Our guests on Morning Line today, Anthony Caole and Richard Perry,  representing ANA's Tribal/Technical Assistance Centers program - also known as TTAC. 

The Alaska Region has a pair of training opportunities available next month - one in Ketchikan and one in Anchorage.

As it turns out, grant making and grant writing evolve with technology, and for those that rely on grant funding, it's important to keep up:

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Today's guest on Morning Line was Ronald Spatz, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Quarterly Review.  The literary magazine is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary, with an edition that highlights it's local origins and global perspective.  

Spatz also shared information about the upcoming celebration - at the Anchorage Museum, Sunday October 1st, from 7-9pm. 

As Heard on Morning Line: #SoberAF Party

Sep 22, 2017
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Our guest today on Morning Line Tiffany Hall, shared a bit about Recover Alaska, and an event this weekend that prospective attendees on Facebook are describing as super fun - #SoberAF Party.  

It turns out the AF in this case stands for Alcohol Free, which ties in neatly with September being national recovery month.  

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As Heard on Morning Line: Veterans' History Project

Sep 19, 2017
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With the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention a month away, a new project is gearing up to offer a training to record veterans histories.  

The "Oral History Training Seminar" will be October 20th, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Alaska Veterans Museum on 4th Avenue in Anchorage.  

The Veteran's History Project aim is to gather oral histories, a choice that the coordinator, Brad Schmitz says helps make the stories come alive, moreso than if it were in print.    

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A new Alaska Exhibit is opening September 15th, the product of a lot of construction you may have noticed in recent months at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.  

Our guest on Morning Line, Curator of Alaska History and Culture Aaron Leggett says that the Alaska Exhibition has been the same since 1986, "It's been fun to reimagine that space and exhibition... although it's in a chronological sequence, it's also thematic."  Leggett says the new displays pose the question, "How have Alaska's peoples adapted to the landscape and it's resources?"

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Our guest this morning on Our Community is Executive Director Beth Nordlund of the Anchorage Park Foundation.  Nordlund had a lot to share, with four events coming up as the fall comes on -

The Fish Creek Festival is a grassroots gathering in Spenard featuring Live Music, Food Trucks, art and artists as well as a duct tape and tarp parade, with a preliminary to the festival - the Fish Creek Cleanup.  The cleanup starts at 10am Saturday the 9th, and the Festival starts at 3pm.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Veg Fest

Sep 5, 2017
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An event coming up this weekend is promoting healthy lifestyles through dietary change - the theme is "The Transformative Power of Eating Plants" 

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Today, a First Friday Event in downtown Anchorage celebrates the work of an artist, Charles Lucier.  Panu Lucier is his daughter, and has created this showing, at the Summit Spice and Tea Co, at 3030 Denali Street.  

Panu says her father was many things to many people, anthropologist, ungulate biologist focused on caribou, and in many ways a community organizer, long before that became a political buzzword.  She remembers the Urban Natives Unite group that her mother and father both created right here in Anchorage.  

Irene Bedard and the Alaska State Fair

Sep 1, 2017
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Sunday is Alaska Native Cultures Day at the Alaska State Fair. 

This year’s Alaska State Fair features Alaska Native voices and faces, particularly at the Gathering Place. Between the leadership of stage director Amy Sparck, the quality of guests and the storytelling and emcee skills of Irene Bedard, the Gathering Place has really transformed into a positive showcase of Alaska Native cultures.  

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