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Our Community: WEIO Report Featuring Marjorie Tahbone

Jul 20, 2017
WEIO via Facebook

Each July, athletes, vendors and spectators converge on sunny Fairbanks to partake in an event that, in some ways is completely ancient, and in other ways was first held in this form in 1961, and continues today - the World Eskimo-Indian Olympics, also known as WEIO.

This year, KNBA is fortunate enough to have Marjorie Tahbone, a young leader and champion in her own right, contribute a phone report as she witnessed Autumn Ridley take first place in the Alaskan High Kick.

As Heard on Morning Line: Anchorage Teddy Bear Picnic

Jul 20, 2017
Anchorage Park Foundation via Facebook

It's become an annual event, and the Anchorage Teddy Bear Picnic features games, booths, food and live music, and yes, teddy bears, whether you bring your own or find a new pal at the adoption station. 

Anchorage Park Foundation representative Molly Brenner says the event is also a great way to get out and play this summer, and learn about inclusive play. 

As Heard on Morning Line: Bob Sam, Tlingit Storyteller

Jul 19, 2017
Hiro Aoki on https://bobsam.jimdo.com

Every now and then on Our Community, we highlight artists and their efforts in spreading joy, or insight or commiserating in sorrow, as artists are wont to do.  

In this story, pulled from KNBA's archives, Bob Sam relates "How Wind Found a Home," and I think you will agree it is just too good not share and to listen to again!

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Women Ascend

Jul 17, 2017
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Kay Brown and Suzanne Little stopped by Morning Line to talk about a new training program called Alaska Women Ascend. 

Kay Brown is a political strategist, media specialist, manager and fundraiser.  As a former legislator of 10-years, former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas, and Executive Director of Alaska Democratic Party, Brown has practical experience to pass along to trainees. 

As heard on Morning Line: Chanlyut Suit Drive

Jul 17, 2017
CITCI,org

During the month of July, for the 8th year in a row, Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Chanlyut program is participating in the Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive, with local impacts.  Two locations in Anchorage are participating in as dropoff sites - and donors can receive a 50% discount on new suits. 

For more information: http://citci.org/2017/07/give-suit-change-life-summer/

Special thanks to YEP Program intern Cornilius Nelson for operating the recording gear for this interview.

As Heard on Morning Line: Salmonfest Sweepstakes Winner

Jul 14, 2017

This past June KNBA held a sweepstakes.  - and we are excited to announce the winner - 

Alex Pansher, you have won the tickets to Salmonfest!

Martin Buser to be inducted to Musher Hall of Fame Sunday

Jul 12, 2017
Martin Buser' s Happy Trails Kennel Facebook photo credit: Jennifer Tavernaro

As heard on Morning Line,Wasilla-Knik Historical Society to induct Martin Buser into Knik Museum and Musher's Hall of Fame

 

Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc.

Peter Host, Development Specialist says Walmart recently donated of $55,000 to the Wasilla Area Seniors, Inc., specifically the Meals-On-Wheels program.  Host says the program serves those who can't get out of the house, and may otherwise go hungry.  This is the second year Walmart has donated to the program. 

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

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.  

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