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Shirley Mae Springer Staten

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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Shirley Mae Springer Staten, is the Executive Director of Keys to Life Alaska, an organization founded with the goal of, as the website says, "Empowering, Creating and Strengthening an Inclusive Community Through Rich Arts & Cross-Cultural Experiences."

This February 3rd, Keys to Life is hosting a Cultural Storytelling festival. 

Staten says the festival includes a wide variety of storytellers sharing not only traditional storytelling, but also providing context and insight into their culture and experiences.  

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Today on Morning Line: Keys to Life Executive Director Shirley Mae Springer-Staten & Teaching Artist Glacéia Henderson visit about the upcoming Hiland Mountain Lullaby Concert, This coming Saturday November 18.

The lullaby project pairs incarcerated mothers at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Facility with Teaching Artists, who are singers and songwriters, and in this way a mother in prison creates a song for her child or children.