Our Community

  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with Theater group Arts Power about the upcoming play presented by Alaska Junior Theater, "Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great"! Bryce Walsh and Jackie Ostick join Danny in the studio all the way from New Jersey! Judy Blume’s iconic book, Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great is brought vividly to life with engaging songs, creative sets and a powerful message. Sheila Tubman, otherwise known as Sheila the Great, comes of age in ArtsPower’s lively and poignant musical about discovering the person within.

    Danny Preston speaks with director of the Anchorage International Film Festival, Laura Moscatello and Program Director of the Festival, Jim Parker! The AIFF is ten days long and features films at various venues around town including the Bear Tooth Theater, the Loussac Library, the Alaska Experience Theater, The Anchorage Museum and the Anchorage Community Works. There will be over 100 films ranging from 19 different countries! Some highlights of the festival this year include more films made exclusively in Alaska.

Our Community - United Way!

Nov 20, 2014

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Vice President  of Income Health and Impact at United Way, Sue Brogan, and lead navigator of United Way, Joan Fisher. Phase 2 of the Obama Care system will be rolling out. Open enrollment began on the 15th and United Way is aiding in navigating Alaskan's to affordable healthcare. A good way of obtaining any kind of healthcare related is by contacting Alaska 211. It is the statewide way to obtain any kind of information which contains over 3000 resources all over the state.

Our Community - AARP Tax Aide!

Nov 18, 2014

  Danny Preston speaks with AARP foundation tax aid and communication specialist Susan Siprelle. AARP is having a Tax Aide program, which is available to everyone and anyone, any age, but there are a few restrictions. You go into the AARP sites which are around Alaska, and they will file your taxes electronically, free of cost! There is no catch. For more informsation, visit:

Our Community - F Magazine!

Nov 13, 2014

  In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with F Magazine's publisher Teeka Ballas. F Magazine is a full nonprofit volunteered run publication. They run 4 different statewide competitions annually as well as put out an annual compilation cd. The magazine is very art oriented incorporating the non mainstream art community. Tonight be sure and attend the 3rd annual F-Action Music video Awards Showcase at 7PM at the Taproot. For more information, visit:

Our Community - Mother America Blue!

Nov 11, 2014

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's special veteran day's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Diane Benson. She has written and will be performing her own production of Mother America Blue. Mother America Blue will be presented one night only at Cyrano’s Playhouse,  tonight November 11th  at 7pm. The program will include a performance of “River Woman,” and a surprise story telling by one of Anchorage’s own long-time Veteran of a previous war. It is  Diane and her family's story that leads us to wake up to a very unique reality.

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.