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Weekend concert to benefit Alaska Music Project for Youth


Story time w/ Aunt Phil: The history of Alaska's Seward Highway


Cup with the Chief: APD's staffing goals and how to prevent winter crime


'The Stars We Are' singing competition to hold open auditions in Anchorage

Recipe Box

Recipe Box: Family Pizza Night

Mic Check in the Morning

Workforce Wednesday


  • DayBreak

    Weekend concert to benefit Alaska Music Project for Youth

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 20, 12:58

    Just how easy is it to record a song? J.W. Frye and Matthew Brenna with Alaska Music Project for Youth (AMP) showed Daybreak how it’s done. The organization is also holding a benefit concert, with headliner Black Water Railroad Company, on Oct. 22 at Williwaw. Proceeds will help AMP hit its goal of 18 mobile […]

  • DayBreak

    Story time w/ Aunt Phil: The history of Alaska’s Seward Highway

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Oct 20, 12:53

    Sixty-five years ago on Oct. 19, 1951, the 125-mile long Seward Highway was completed and ready for traffic. It connected to the Sterling Highway, which had opened to Homer the previous year. The route from Resurrection Bay to Alaska’s interior has been in existence for thousands of years, of course. Russian explorers searched the area for […]

  • DayBreak

    Cup with the Chief: APD’s staffing goals and how to prevent winter crime

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 20, 12:28

    The Anchorage Police Department is well on its way to hitting a goal of 400 officers by the end of the year. APD Chief Chris Tolley sat down with Daybreak to discuss how they are working toward that goal. He also said winter is nearly here, and that means the department will see a spike […]

  • DayBreak

    ‘The Stars We Are’ singing competition to hold open auditions in Anchorage

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 19, 13:54

    Calling all Alaskan singers — here’s your chance to be seen and heard on stage! The first-ever “Stars We Are” singing competition will hold open auditions on Saturday, Oct. 22 at Williwaw in Downtown Anchorage from 1 to 4 p.m. (All performers must be 18 or older to participate in the contest.) The contest will last […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Family Pizza Night

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 19, 13:23

    Pizza night is sometimes a go-to for busy parents, and for good reason! It’s quick, easy and there’s really no clean-up involved. But if it’s becoming more of a daily routine, it could be argued that quality is being compromised for convenience. In this week’s Recipe Box, Amanda Cash, Anchorage mom and owner of The […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Becoming an ultrasound technician

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 19, 11:55

    Looking for a career in the health industry? Do you love working with technology? If you answered yes, then becoming an ultrasound technician might be your match. The University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) ultrasound program takes about two years to complete. According to the Ryan Parnell, Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director at UAA, the pay is “excellent.” […]

  • DayBreak

    Safely drop off expired prescription drugs at Drug Take-Back event

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 18, 13:42

    If you have some expired prescription drugs in your medicine cabinet you can safely dispose of them at a local Fred Meyer’s store. The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with Healthy Voices, Healthy Choices to dispose of drugs responsibly. According to Mike Root with the DEA, bringing in the drugs keeps them from being abused […]

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    Bid on art at the sixth Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Gala

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 17, 16:08

    The sixth Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association Gala is set to kick off next month, and will include dancing, food, music and an auction for Aleutian art and a traditional kayak. Millie McKeown, the cultural heritage director for APIA, said that money raised from the gala will go towards the urban culture camp, which has over 200 […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage students show us Google Classroom in action

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 17, 15:40

    Brittany Nerland’s second-grade students at Aquarian Charter School are in a class of their own. A recent weekday began like any other, with announcements and the Pledge of Allegiance. Then, things got interesting as they pulled out their Google Chromebooks and plugged into Google Classroom, a web-based, virtual learning platform. The assignment of the day was […]

  • Mic Check in the Morning

    Mic Check in the Morning: No Wake Band

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 14, 13:10

    Father and son duo Pat Wake and Sean Renard formed the “No Wake Band” after finding some unexpected extra time on their hands. Wake’s machine shop in Palmer was flooded by waters from the Matanuska River, so the two decided to take a shot at performing live together. From there, Wake says the duo has […]

  • Adopt-a-Pet

    Daybreak Adopt-a-Pet for Oct. 14, 2016

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 14, 9:00

    From Anchorage Animal Care and Control: Sassafras Sassafras is a Rabbit, and wants to let you know that rabbits make perfect pets. They bond closely with people and can even be trained to run through hoops. Dominick Dominick the Chinchilla has a perky personality and is really curious about your home. Annick Annick the guinea […]

  • DayBreak

    Story Time w/ Aunt Phil: Naming Anchorage

    by Laurel Downing Bill on Oct 13, 11:13

    How did Anchorage get its name? While some Alaska towns were named after people who made a mark in the northland –- like Seward, Juneau and Palmer –- Anchorage didn’t evolve as a result of a person or a resource. It came to be due to the federal government’s need to get resources from Alaska’s […]

  • DayBreak

    The CAT S60: A rugged smartphone with a thermal camera

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 13, 11:04

    Imagine a smartphone as rugged as Alaska — add a thermal camera and you have the CAT S60. It’s the world’s first phone with that feature, and it’s exclusively available in Alaska through GCI. According to Greg Klimek, the vice president of wireless sales and marketing for GCI, the thermal camera is good for contractors […]

  • Workforce Wednesday

    Workforce Wednesday: Beer brewing and the process industry

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 13, 10:30

    In Alaska, there are 28 active breweries with eight more in the planning stages. But whether companies are turning crude oil to fuel or grain into beer, both are part of the process industry. Lee Ellis, the head brewer of Midnight Sun Brewing Company, says there’s a lot of science that goes into brewing and […]

  • DayBreak

    Three cost cutting tips to slash your energy bill in Alaska this winter

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 12, 13:01

    Alaska has high energy costs, especially in the winter and especially in rural parts of the state. October is Energy Awareness Month, Sean Skaling with Alaska Energy Authority and Shaina Kilcoyne with the Renewable Energy Alaska Project stopped by Daybreak with three things you can do to lower your energy bill this winter. The first cost […]

  • Travel Tuesday

    Travel Tuesday: Advantages to traveling during off-season

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 11, 11:00

    If the last two weeks have been any indication, it can prove to bring some pretty nice weather to southcentral. October is the month the tourist start to thin out. Combine the two, and it’s a great time for Alaskans to get out during the off-season to explore Alaska or beyond. Tuesday, Julie Saupe, the […]

  • Recipe Box

    Recipe Box: Egg-in-the-Hole

    by Sierra Starks on Oct 11, 10:51

    If breakfast really sets the tone for the rest of the day, why stick to the mundane? This week, KTVA 11’s Daybreak is packing protein into a fun meal for the kiddos, with the help of Anchorage mom Lesleigh Frank. Egg-in-the-Hole is one of Frank’s favorite meals from her childhood. But this version has an […]

  • DayBreak

    17 candidates expected to talk Alaska budget, business at ARWC debate

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 10, 9:06

    The Anchorage Republican Women’s Club is hosting a jam-packed debate Tuesday, leading up to Alaska’s general election. Seventeen candidates are expected to attend, each vying for a seat in Alaska’s Legislature. That includes some newcomers to state politics, like Vince Beltrami — running for Senate Seat N — and Jason Grenn — running for District 22’s House Seat. […]

  • DayBreak

    Doctor from West Virginia visits Anchorage to discuss a natural approach to treating behavior of children with autism

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 07, 12:44

    One author is hoping to change the conventional medical approach to children with autism. Dr. Janet Lintala is in Alaska this week, to discuss her natural approach to help children on the spectrum become calmer, and more focused without the need for medication. Lintala wrote about it in the book, “the Unprescription for Autism.” It […]

  • DayBreak

    Runner-up on ‘Last Comic Standing’ visits Alaska for two shows

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 07, 12:35

    He’s been making people laugh for as long as he can remember. His humor has propelled him to stages on the Tonight Show, and Tosh.O. It even took him center stage of NBC’s Last Comic Standing, where he made it all the way to runner up. Friday, Lachlan Patterson joined Daybreak to talk about what […]