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As heard on Morning Line: What does the Spenard Jazz Festival have to do with the Anchorage International Film Festival?

One festival is in winter, the other is a summer event - both happen in Anchorage, and are well-attended by art lovers in extra-tuffs, but beyond the obvious, what's the connection?

Anchorage International Film Festival Director Rebecca Pottebaum says among other things, two musicians connect the two arts - tonight, in the live presentation of Buster Keeton's Steamboat Bill Jr - at the Beartooth TheatrePub.

As Heard on Morning Line: Potter Marsh Discovery Day

May 30, 2017
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Friendly faces and kind voices graced the Morning Line airwaves this Tuesday, reminding listeners about an event happening this coming Saturday, June 3rd. 

It's called the Potter Marsh Discovery Day, and, as the name implies, it's designed for unfamiliar people to discover what the refuge has to offer, as well as for long-time Refuge users to celebrate spring.  

The Marsh is a popular stopping place for migrating birds, as well as a nesting area for many species that choose to stick around.

As Heard on Morning Line: Indige Dance Challenge

May 23, 2017
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You can respond to the Maori Haka with an Alaska Native dance and win $10,000! 

Program Coordinator Crystal Marrs says she was inspired by the show of unity and cultural connectedness of a Moari group who greeted Southcentral Foundation leaders with the Haka.  

Southcentral Foundation delegates had traveled to Aotearoa, New Zealand to exchange Best Practices and sharing the success of the Nuka System of Care.

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Today's guests on Morning Line are from an organization called Great Schools Alaska - Anchorage chapter - both Suzanne Little and Alyse Galvin share the title of Education Advocate.  According to Little, the group was founded by a group of mothers who got together because they cared about the quality of education in Alaska.

The group's event this weekend aims to show the connection education has to good business, as well as advocate for funding schools.

As Heard on Morning Line: Fairview Park Fix-It

May 18, 2017
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Today on Morning Line, the Our Community segment featured an upcoming project hosted by the Anchorage Parks and Recreation & Anchorage Park Foundation:  The Fairview Park Fix-It

Volunteers are wanted to help with landscaping and repainting the facilities. 

Part of the plan is to plant apple trees and raspberries, reflecting a nationwide trend of planting edibles in public green spaces.

The Fix It event is scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 20th, from 9am to noon, and the location is 1217 Latouche St, Anchorage, AK 99501.  

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May is American Stroke Month & tomorrow, here in Anchorage, is Bike to Work Day.  

In celebration of those two American Heart Association Senior Development Director Kristin Luby, Volunteer Chastity Olemaun, and Providence Stroke Program Coordinator Diane Lada came by Morning Line to chat about it.

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McNeil River State Game Sanctuary Manager Tom Griffin usually spends about a month and a half in April and May talking in schools about bear and wildlife safety, but tonight he'll be part of a different talk - a celebration of the Sanctuary's 50th Anniversary at, appropriately enough, a local eatery called the Bear Tooth Theatrepub. 

As Heard on Morning Line: Run or Walk this weekend?

May 10, 2017
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As the weather warms up and trees are starting to sprout green leaves, and city streets have been swept clean of winter's debris, many running events celebrating or supporting local community interests are available to participate in.  

We've taken a couple minutes to round up the following announcements, mostly from their Facebook event pages: 

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As Alaska Native communities continue to grow and their populations shift, some Alaska Native corporations are making changes to how they operate to be more inclusive of shareholders who move away from home.  

Sitnasauk Native Corporation is one of those addressing these changes by recognizing the need to reach out to shareholders who now live in the Anchorage area.  The Nome-based village corporation is breaking from tradition by holding it's 44th Annual Meeting in Anchorage this year.  

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In the event of an emergency, would you know what to do to help your neighbors?  

The Celia Jackson and Lisa Miller stopped by Morning Line to spread the word about an upcoming workshop series happening next week at the UAA Campus - called the Alaska Disaster Leadership Institute. 

With course titles like "Integrated Care Condolence Team Fundamentals" and "Casework Workshop: Recovery Best Practices," Registered Nurses, Physicians Assistants & Licensed Mental Health Practitioners in particular are encouraged to attend.  

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