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This week on INDIGEFI: Bluedog

Bluedog is a family band based out of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Formed by Ponca lead guitarist Eric Buffalohead and his wife and singer-songwriter Joni who is Dakota, the band has a genre crossing style that comes from a love of the blues and passion for Native issues. Eric is a musician of 20-plus years and also a university professor. Joni was encouraged by their twins to fill the band’s spot for a female vocalist, then started writing songs. Their daughter, Alex...

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President Trump said Friday evening that Mick Mulvaney, his director of the Office of Management and Budget, will be the acting White House chief of staff.

It's unclear how long Mulvaney will serve in the role, succeeding outgoing chief of staff John Kelly. Trump announced on Dec. 8 that Kelly would leave at the end of the year.

Come 2020, Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., will be a whole lot quieter.

Rolling Thunder, the veterans advocacy group that organizes a massive annual motorcycle ride through the nation's capital, announced this week that the gathering in 2019 will be its last big rally.

The sound of thousands of motorcycles rumbling through the city has been a staple of the holiday weekend for decades.

Create and star in a blockbuster hip-hop musical, and you get to do pretty much anything you want. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, the playwright and composer behind Hamilton and In the Heights, that means starring in the sequel to a hallowed Disney classic.

In Pennsylvania, People Lined Up For Free Naloxone

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David Braithwaite was standing next to his pickup truck Thursday in a parking lot outside the Cumberland County health center in Carlisle, Pa.

He's a chaplain for Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. His hat even says it.

Braithwaite said he and another chaplain minister to truck drivers, homeless people and anyone else who needs help at the truck stop seven days a week.

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New York City-based Lucky Chops found their love of music in school.

"We would get together after school and play different kinds of music than we were playing in our band classes, the jazz band and the orchestra," trombone player Josh Holcomb said. "We would kind of get together and play other songs we liked from other genres and apply them to our wind and jazz instruments. And so that's kind of how we started originally. And that was 12 years ago." 

Folk musician Jim Kweskin is visiting Alaska for his first time ever. Originally from Stanford, Connecticut, he’s now been to all 50 states thanks to touring.

“I loved folk music since I was a kid and I also loved early jazz,” he said. “I got into combining the two which is basically what jug band music is, old jazz played on folk music instruments -- is a simple way to describe it. Then I started traveling around the country learning songs “

As heard on Morning Line: Flor de Toloache

Sep 28, 2018

Female mariachi band Flor de Toloache stopped into Morning Line on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to talk with Danny Preston about this weekend's trip to Anchorage. The group will be performing with Ozomatli this Saturday at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. You can listen and watch below.

As Heard on Morning Line: Ava Earl

Jul 26, 2018
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Todays guest on Morning Line featured musical artist Ava Earl. She spoke with Morning Line host Danny Preston about her newly released album, Am I Me Yet? She also performed three new songs off of the album with Andy Mullen on the guitar.

 

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Todays guests on Morning Line featured Cathy Steen from the Alaska Scottish Club and the Fire, a Scottish music band. They spoke with Morning Line Host Danny Preston about an upcoming event taking place this weekend in Anchorage.