Our Community

Our Community - Randy Rutherford!

Nov 6, 2014

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! Danny Preston speaks with Director of the Center for Corporate and Professional Development at the  University of Alaska Anchorage, Steve Hinds! The Center for Corporate and Professional Development is bringing together different classes, that provides training to youth within the community. They are focused on providing innovative, targeted, cost effective and market driven solutions to meet and exceed your educational development needs.

  Danny Preston speaks with Rudy Ramirez and Molly Robinson, cast members of the upcoming production Schoolhouse Rock! The Schoolhouse Rock Live production incorporates academic subjects and they will never seem boring again when presented through hits like "Conjunction Junction", "I'm Just a Bill", "Interplanet Janet" or "Three is a Magic Number". Schoolhouse Rock live explodes onto the stage with songs you loved updated for a whole new generation.  An upcoming puinlic performance will be on Halloween, October 31st, beginning at 7PM at the Atwood Concert Hall.

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! Danny Preston speaks with executive director of the Institute of the North, Nils Andreassen. The Institute of the North was originally created by governor Walter J. Hickel. The mission is to inform the public policy and engaged citizenry. They do that in the context of the Arctic and the understanding the Arctic lifestyle, including work and common issues. The Institute of the North has worked with artists throughout Alaska.

  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with the Acapella group " The Philharmonic". The group sang the infamous song "Happy" that is currently playing all over the radio. Tonight at the UAA's Wendy's Williamson auditorium at 7:30 PM, there will be the Acapella Festival! Tickets are $10 at the door for UAA students, $20 at the door for UAA staff, faculty, and alumni, & youth (under 17), and $25 at the door for general public. For more information, visit:


 Danny Preston speaks with Yupik artist Ryan Romer! He will be featured at the upcoming event, Rolled In Relief, which includes a print making and steam roller process. There will be 6 other artists attending the event as well. To find out more, be sure and attend the Rolled In Relief event on October 11th at the Anchorage Community Works (349 E. ship Creek road). The event will be free! For more information regarding Ryan Romer or his work, visit

  Danny Preston speaks with new General Manager of the Cyrano's Theatre Company, Janet Stoneburner. The current play running at Cyrano's is 4000 Miles. There have been rave reviews for this play and this week is the last week to catch the play! It is a comical and moving drama starring Linda (Harold & Maude) Benson. The running times will begin at 7 Pm on Thursday through Saturday and a 3 PM matinee showing on Sunday.

  Danny Preston speaks with Don Rearden, a professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. He is also known as the author of The Ravens Gift. Shifting from contemporary Yupik Eskimo village life to a gripping post-apocalyptic Alaskan nightmare, The Raven's Gift reveals a heartbreaking truth -- many remote communities in rural Alaska currently teeter on the brink of total collapse. Don Rearden's debut novel dares to confront the frightening possibility of an impending catastrophic loss of human life, love, and indigenous culture.