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The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Music is hosting "University Singers: The First Nowell," a program of choral works for voices and orchestra 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop, Anchorage.

Associate music professor Grant Cochran and some students stopped into KNBA's Morning Line to talk with host Danny Preston about the show.

The Spanish flu, which killed about 50 million to 100 million people, reached Alaska in the early 20th century.

As part of the commemoration of the American Indian Alaska Native Heritage Month, University of Alaska Bookstore is hosting a presentation about the pandemic that hit Alaska in 1918.

Tundra Vision proprietor Katie Ringsmuth and Tim Troll, who is the executive director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, stopped into KNBA’s Morning Line to talk about the presentation.

As heard on Morning Line: 2018 Funders Forum

Nov 20, 2018

On November 27, 2018, Alaska Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the 2018 Funders Forum, which will provide an update on funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, as well as a large network of funders.

The Center's Outreach Specialist Richard Perry and regional director Anthony Caole stopped into KNBA to talk to Morning Line host Danny Preston to talk about the event.

A new Dena’ina interpretive sign on Powerline Pass will feature the wolverine.

It’s part of a larger project to develop interpretive signs that will feature Dena’ina stories throughout the Anchorage area.  

Jim Fall is a cultural anthropologist for the Subsistence Division at Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

 

“This is the Dena'ina homeland,” Fall said. “Until recently there was very, very little public recognition of the Dena’ina continuing presence in this area.”

As heard on Morning Line: Black Violin

Oct 30, 2018

Wil Baptiste and Nat Stokes, of the musical group Black Violin, talk about hip-hop and learning classical music at an early age.

  “Music is the language that everyone can relate to and everybody can understand,” Baptiste said on marrying the two styles together. “We did it because we were a product of our environment, we were hip-hop before we were classical, so it was just very natural for us to put the two worlds together.” 

Inuit throat singing duo, Silla, performed (Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018) during the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

Two-thirds of the Juno Award winning Silla + Rise, Cynthia Pitsiulak and Charlotte Qamaniq are currently based out of Ottawa, Canada.

“We're always excited for each and every show no matter where it is,” Pitsiulak said. “Performing in Alaska is that we get to share with our …” “Inupiaq cousins and other indigenous people,” Qamaniq said.

Aaron Leggett from the Anchorage Museum stopped into Morning Line on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, to talk with Danny Preston about "Aiviq and Nanuq: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the North," an exhibit depicting the walrus and the polar bear.

The museum's curator for Alaska history and culture Leggett says the exhibit looks at the connection humans have to the polar bear and the walrus.

Alaska Quarterly Review co-founder and editor Ron Spatz joined Morning Line's Danny Preston on Tuesday, October, 2, 2018, along with poets Tara and Chaun Ballard, to talk about AQR and an upcoming event, "Here & Over There," featuring Alaskan poets. 

The free event begins 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at The Writers Block, 3956 Spenard Road.

New work by Joan Naviyuk Kane will also be featured. 

For more information go to aqreview.org.

Elizabeth Anaya from Anaya Latin Dance and artist Esteban Isnardi come in to talk about events for the National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker and the Trump administration want to modify a rule that protects national forests from certain development. 

The roadless rule prevents roads and logging national forests, such as the Chugach and Tongass. 

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