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As Heard on Morning Line: the Anchorage Museum's 50th Anniversary Celebration!

May 18, 2018
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Today's Morning Line featured guest Adam Baldwin, the Director of Community Partnerships and Outreach at the Anchorage Museum. 

This year marks the Museum's 50th Anniversary. Formed in 1968, the mission of the museum has been to connect people, expand perspectives and encourage global dialogue about the North and its distinct environment. The museum began with less than 200 objects and 1500 images on loan from the Cook Inlet Historical Society. Now, the Anchorage Museum of History and Art has four expansions and continues to work alongside the community. 

As Heard on Morning Line - the AHTNA Dance Group

May 17, 2018
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Today’s guests on Morning Line featured Our Community contributor, Rodney McCord and AHTNA dance group member, Arthur Stevens.

As Heard on Morning Line: John Active

May 15, 2018

Today's morning line featured the story How the Crane Got Its Blue Eyes, told by John Active. He originally learned the Yup'ik story from his Grandmother, Maggie Lind.

Active had previously worked at KYUK and hosted the shows Ketvarrluku and Talkline. Not only did he host, but he also translated Yupik and English news. Folks in rural Alaska credit him for bringing the Yup’ik culture and everyone in the Y-K Delta together.

For more information on John Active and his career, visit

As Heard on Morning Line: The ANHC Summer Opening!

May 11, 2018
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Today’s guests on Morning Line featured Kelsey Wallace from the Alaska Native Heritage center and powwow singers, Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards.

Butch Eastman and Anton Edwards are powwow and cultural singers who will be perfomroming at the Alaska Native Heritage Center this weekend. While Eastman teaches at a tribal school, Edwards can be seen creating Hip-Hop and R&B music. What makes the two unique are the cross cultural connection they are able to create with their music. "We do this all the time, he just sings whatever and I follow 

As Heard on Morning Line: the Eklutna Pow wow

May 10, 2018
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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Steven Holley, leader of the Dena’ina dance group Ida’ina K’eljeshna, also known as the Friendship Dancers.

The dance group aims to revitalize their Dena'ina culture and understanding through song and dance. They formed in 2011 and have continued to make their presence known all over the state.  The dance group invites others to share their own cultures through song, stories and dance at a special powwow.

As Heard on Morning Line: The Alaska Center Annual Auction and Celebration!

May 9, 2018
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Today’s guest on Morning Line featured Evan Anderson, the Civic Engagement Coordinator for the Alaska Center.

The Alaska Center works across the state to promote clean energy and strengthening Alaska's voice. They’re focused on the political process and working within the political field to get Alaskans involved in electing better candidates. It is a statewide organization with staff located in Homer, Fairbanks, and the Mat-su. 

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Francesca DuBrock, Guest Curator  and Event Organizer for Dia Del Sol, a three day festival at the Anchorage Museum starting with a First Friday talk tonight at 6pm. 

The event lasts three days, and the schedule is extensive, including an artist talk tonight, films, pinatas, music, and food throughout the weekend, here are a couple of highlights: 

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Our Guest on Morning Line today is Toni McPherson, currently in charge of the Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale.

The Book Sale lasts three days - 

Friday May 4th from 6-8pm is a preview for Members of Friends of the Library, but you can also sign up as a member at the door,

Saturday features a Local Author's Fair with eighteen local authors available to sell and sign books, 

Sunday books that are left are half-price. 

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Our guest on Our Community today is Nils Andreassen, Executive Director of the Institute of the North, the entity partnering with the Anchorage Museum to host the North by North Summit and Festival 

Andreassen says the festival puts the focus on the North by Northerners - addressing the concerns and celebrating strengths through our own unique perspectives as  Northern people, as well as sharing solutions with the world.  

Andreassen says Sustainable Development goals are a focal point for the Institute of the North with 

Southcentral Foundation

Our guest today on Morning Line is Robert Heffle, Clinical Advisor with Southcentral Foundation.

Today, he spoke about starting healthy traditions in families, the current Beauty for Ashes training happening this week and the next opportunity in October, and the Friday event focused on Resilience, as Alaska Resilience Initiative will join SCF tomorrow at Noon for a discussion.