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It's not everyday a lovely lady and a handsome gentleman play guitar and sing at KNBA - and when it does happen, sometimes it is amazing love longs with a Latin American flair. Today, Danny got to visit with Arwen Lawrence and Jorge Liceaga of the group Cascada de Flores.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Dingus Day? What's that?

Apr 17, 2017

Our Community often receives interesting events and notes for the community calendar - today we noticed it is Dingus Day - "What's Dingus Day?" was the first thing Frank asked - and as Danny explains, its an Eastern-European post-Easter tradition that happens every Monday following Easter Sunday.  

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Today on Morning Line, Loren and Frank talked with Robert Heffle, the Training and Clinical Manager for Southcentral Foundation's Family Wellness Warriors Initiative. 

As April is National Child Abuse & Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Southcentral Foundation is holding Friday Fairs this month, from 10am to noon with a speaker at 1pm - this week's speaker is from the organization Safe Families for Children. 

Heffle also felt inspired to share a bit more of his personal healing journey - 

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Fashion Show

Apr 13, 2017
Peter Williams Anchorage Fashion Week

An event at the Anchorage Museum this coming Friday the 14th - it's the Alaska Fashion Show, features designs from Alaskan designers which incorporate seal and sea otter fur, among other materials.  

The evening will feature Designers Peter Williams, Ann-Lillian Schell, Bobby Itta, Crystal Worl, and Tracy Anna Bader, Music from Kevin Worrell, as well as a host of local Models.  

Anchorage Museum Curator of Art and Contemporary Culture Betany Porter and Designer Peter Williams stopped by KNBA to chat about the event with Morning Line:

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Kendra Zamzow is an environmental chemist, and after hearing about the idea of independently organized March for Science events happening across the US, thought, "Why not Palmer?"

This was in mid-February, and since then, organizing the event has been a huge part of her life, outside of work, as she points out this is completely on her own time and resources.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Epipen Recalled

Apr 7, 2017

Earlier this week, the Alaska Native Medical Center sent letters to patients with prescriptions for certain EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector models about a voluntary recall by the manufacturer, Mylan. 

The potentially lifesaving device is designed to allow a patient to inject liquid epinephrine into their own leg to help stop the effects of a severe allergic reaction.

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April is National Child Abuse Prevention And Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

Polly Andrews, Outreach Advocate with Southcentral Foundation’s Family Wellness Warriors Initiative joined Morning Line today to help spread the message about healthy traditions for our families. 

Among other things, Andrews shared that community members can learn more by visiting the awareness fair this Friday at the Anchorage Native Primary Care Center Lobby from 10 to noon.

Since 2012, a group of scholars forming the Alaska Native Studies Council hosts an Alaska Native Studies Conference.  Colleges involved include Ilisagvik College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast.  This year's theme is "Sustaining Indigenous Livelihoods"  This year's keynote speech is open to the public, April 8th, the speaker is celebrated leader in Canadian education and human rights Sheila Watt-Cloutier, author of "The Right to be Cold," which is also the title of the keynote address.  The Young Leaders Keynote Panel, Olivi

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Once again Perseverance Theatre's presentation of The Winter Bear is showing in the state of Alaska, with upcoming public performances in Anchorage April 8th and 9th, and Kenai in the works for future dates.  The show also travels to schools and various service programs throughout Alaska.

The show has been professionally produced since 2010, with origins as a student-production in Fairbanks since 2008. 

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Today, March 30th, is the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession, between the US and Russia,  It's the basis of Seward's Day, an official State of Alaska holiday, observed the last Monday in March.  

It seems that some Alaskans, if they are even aware of Seward's Day, may view it as a time to celebrate a shrewd bargain accomplished by a figure in history, others recall choices derided by others that ended up as a success.