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Jasmin Smith, the entrepreneur behind Baby Vend, a baby supply vending system for parents caught in the world without what they need, had an idea - if she found herself without enough diapers, other parents must as well; what if she catered to their needs? 

Smith says she had to create a makeshift diaper while out in public, but later this year, other parents will be able to access supplies from her vending system, Baby Vend.  "Baby Vend will be at the Ted Stevens International Airport, as well as have one at the 5th Avenue Mall Food Court."

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This weekend the Alaska Native Heritage Center is hosting it's Fall Festival, an annual event, and this year it coincides with Halloween.  

The event offers up trick-or-treating, ghost stories, and live entertainment from Todd Grebe and Cold Country, tomorrow starting at Noon.  

Kelsey Wallace, Public Relations and Marketing Manager, says one storyteller, John Active, is flying all the way from Bethel to tell stories.  "When John Active comes, it's a real crowd-pleaser.  He'll be on the stage at certain times throughout the day." 

As Heard on Morning Line: Soldier's Heart

Oct 26, 2017
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As heard today  on Our Community on Morning Line, Manager Neil Chandler with Southcentral Foundation Soldiers’ Heart Program.

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Our guest on Morning Line for Our Community is Standing Together Against Rape's (STAR) Development Director, Peter Knape, talking about the Masquerade Ball 2017. 

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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Susan Jones, RN/MN is the Program Manager for the State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Public Health, Epidemiology Section's HIV/STD program.  Jones says the data her office collects shows a marked increase in cases of Gonorrhea from 2016 data, with about 1500 cases. 

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If you tuned in Thursday, Friday and Saturday during the day, you know KNBA hosted the Gavel to Gavel coverage of the 2017 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, live, right there at the Dena'ina Center. 

Native Voice One's Network Manager was our illustrious Host this year, 

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As Heard on Morning Line:

Today’s guest on Our Community is Rodney McCord – and he’s an emerging young leader and part of the local Athabascan tribe, originally from Tyonek.   

Along with Samuel Johns, he’s co-organizing an event this weekend called:

“Decolonizing the Dream: Honoring Our Sacred Mother.”

Sunday from 6pm-9pm at the Atwood Center 4455 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

As KNBA puts away it's phone bank and continues fundraising online, we'd like to thank the phone bank volunteers who put in so many hours for a cause they believe in. 

Thank You! 

And listeners who want to become donors, we are returning to morning guests chatting about what is happening in Our Community, but that doesn't mean you can't donate online if you want to, look for the orange "Donate Now" button above.  

KNBA's Morning Line guest today for Our Community - Robert Heffle, is the Manager of Learning and Development at Southcentral Foundation.  

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Our guest today on Morning Line - Marcella Asicksik, is the Language Program Director at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  Asicksik says the project is in it's 4th year, and recently had an extension of grant funds that will allow it to continue.  Classes start this week, and are offered in Inupiatun and Yugtun - phone 907-330-8000 for more information or to register. 

Asicksik says the program 

As Heard on Morning Line: IndigeDance Challenge Update

Sep 29, 2017
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Our guest today on Morning Line, Program Coordinator Crystal Marrs, came by to share an update on the IndigeDance challenge, an opportunity for Alaska Native dance groups to give a response and win $10,000 to boot. 

As of today, 10 groups will compete on October 17th at Southcentral Foundation, and then 3 semifinalists will move on to the semifinals on the 18th at the AFN Elders and Youth, with the final performance at on the AFN Banquet on October 21st.