Our Community

Our Community - CITC Fab Lab!

Feb 19, 2015

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Fab Lab instructor, Tasha Ryder and artist Crhsity Oates! The Fab Lab started with CITC (Cook Inlet Tribal Council)  partnering with MIT (Massichusettes Institute of Technology). The lab features a variety of fabrication equipment. It is a space for students to come and learn how to use digital tools to create real life objects. Equipment includes two different 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, a sand blaster, silk screen printing capabilities, and many more items.

Our Community - Dark Winter Productions

Feb 17, 2015

    KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Irene Bedard. Last night marked the beginning of the second annual short stories for a Dark Winter. The presentation includes four plays, which the audience is really able to capture a visualization of the play write. As the night unfolds, the play showcases the bold voices of the actors, which is an essential part of the actual process of writing a play. The plays range  from comedy, to sci-fi, to just even the teenage generation!

Our Community - Walk for Warmth!

Feb 12, 2015

KNBA keeps you in tuned with Our Community! Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8:50am we hear from community organizations working hard to help us all! Thursday February 12th, Danny Preston spoke with director of Grassroots funding for United Way, Anchorage, Aimee Chauvot. The Walk for Warmth is a community event that raises money to directly fund rent and utility assistance for Anchorage families when they need it most – the coldest months of winter in Alaska. Over 60 households (150+ individuals) received funds for rent and utility assistance thanks to your support of the 2014 Walk for Warmth.

Our Community - Elder Mentor Program!

Feb 10, 2015

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's Our Community segment, Danny Preston speaks with manager of the Elder Mentor program at the Rural Community Action Program, Jan Abbott!  The Elder Mentor program has been active for over 3o years. It provides a small stipend for Elders that are passionate about helping children learn. Elders are able to share their cultures, values and strengths for a whole new generation.

KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Rob German of the Anchorage Junior Theater and manager Rosemarie Hable . From Mombassa, Kenya, this explosive troupe of young acrobats combines acrobatic elegance with music and dance while sharing the beauty of their African culture.  Performers bounce, bop and balance to a joyful Benga beat as they combine Chinese acrobatic feats with East African musical tradition.The Jabali African Acrobats were previously here in 2008 to perform their show.

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment, Danny Preston speaks with Executive Director of the Anchorage Park & Trail Foundation, Beth Nordlund. The Anchorage Park & Trail Foundation has 33 park projects planned for this upcoming summer! The APF offers a challenge grant, an opportunity for people in the community to  raise 40,000 dollars which APF matches dollar for dollar, leaving it all up to $80,000 in rewards towards a park project! Another way to achieve rewards towards a park project is the cash match, which the APF counts your volunteers hours!

  On Thursday January 29th, the Our Community segment on the radio, hosted by Danny Preston, featured Southcentral Foundation program coordinator, Faye Dotomain. SCF is having their 18th annual Health and Wellness expo at the Dena'ina center on February 7th, beginning at 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM. There will be over 150 exhibit booths featuring health and wellness services. For more information, visit, Facebook, Instagram, or @scfinsider on Twitter. It is open to the public and it is a free admission event!

  KNBA keeping you in tuned with Our Community! In today's segment Danny Preston speaks with members of the Chicago based band JC Brooks and The Uptown Sound! Tomorrow the band will be performing at the Discovery Theater presented by the Anchorage Concert Association. The group formed in 2007 and their first album was released in 2009. They are currently touring and writing for their new upcoming album. The show begins at 7:30 PM.

Our Community - Pick. Click. Give.

Dec 30, 2014

Danny Preston speaks with program manager of the Pick Click Give program, Heather Beaty. You can begin filling for your PFD application this Thursday, January 1st! Be sure to consider the Pick Click Give program by donating to Alaska Non-Profits, which include over 500 organizations to choose from. At the end of your PFD application, the Pick Click Give portion will be available and they are tax deductible. For more information, visit:

  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.