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Fundraiser to benefit family of 10-year-old Ashley Johnson-Barr

A community fundraiser will be held to benefit the family of Ashley Johnson-Barr. The 10-year-old was found dead after having gone missing for eight days in Kotzebue. One of the organizers, Yaari Walker said the event will be from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 23, 2018) at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. "So with this unfortunate event Ashley Johnson-Barr has brought the community together in a very strong and beautiful way,” Walker said.

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The Anchorage Concert Association came into talk with KNBA's Morning Line about its celebration of the arts, Anchorage Concerts All Access

Executive director James Hodges and community engagement director James Fredrick said the event will include live and silent auctions, food and drinks, and multiple artists and groups. 

American Red Cross of Alaska Regional CEO Tanguy Libbrecht and regional communications officer Cari Dighton visited Morning Line to talk about Hurricane Florence and disaster preparedness. 

DD Valkyrie is a creator and founder of Alaska Geeky Mamas, a Facebook community that provides outreach and support to Alaskan women in crisis.

"We now have women in the group from all over. We support women through abusive relationships, divorce, grief and loss, all stages of life, whether they're mothers or not mothers. We're trans-inclusive, we're extremely diverse."

The group refers to itself as the #squidsquad.

 

Linguistics studies major Myles Creed worked with a group to get Iñupiatun included as a language on Facebook. 

"We need Iñupiaq language everywhere. I think Facebook is just one place that the language can exist and thrive," said Myles Creed, a linguistics studies major. "To have a space where especially young people can use the language, see the language and have it represented is really going to be very useful."

Creed says other language groups want to include Yup'ik, Lingit (Tlingit, Xaad kil (Haida) and Sm'algyax (Tsimshian).

Alex France is a graphics and digital media designer from the Anchorage Museum. She says the theme for Design Week (Monday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 15) at the museum is "design is a way of thinking, a way of looking at the world."

 

2018 AFN Convention

KNBA Live Broadcast October 18-20, 2018

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Live In-Studio

Chugiak artist comes home!  Chelsea Berry is back home in Alaska for a few shows with Jeffrey Foucault and we had the opportunity to bring her Live In-Studio to hear more of her story, music and more. Learn about her roots in Alaska, her first shows at the Anchorage Folk Festival and where the name Wanderbird comes from... Thanks to Whistling Swan Productions.

Paco arrived at the KNBA studio's ready to celebrate 30 years of traveling and playing songs with his buddy Tim Easton. A new album recorded direct to lacquer showcases Paco's tenor and Tim's talent. In our session we'll hear more about how they met, ways they bonded, the travels and... what the heck is a Melodic Polaroid? Paco, Tim... Welcome Home!

The Alaska Room at the 2018 Folk Alliance conference, in Kansas City, MO, was a great reason for KNBA to test some new equipment used for 'remote' broadcasts.  Michael Howard led the live music from Alaskans attending the big event down south!

Live In-Studio: Ray Troll and The Ratfish Wranglers

Feb 16, 2018

Whitehorse, Yukon is home for Gordie Tentrees. His days could be filled with family, hockey, skiing, running or he just might hit the road and tour through small towns and cities where he brings the characters and the character of the road to music. His newest project features Jaxson Haldane on a CD called Grit, showcasing the real, raw sound of a Gordie Tentrees performance. Since 2014 he's played 550 shows in 11 different countries, but when you meet him you feel like he's your good neighbor friend who plays music at your favorite hole in the wall.

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