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Jazz and Gospel Local Talent

Talented Fairbanks musicians came together to hold a benefit for Meals on Wheels, a local non-profit that provides meals to in-need seniors. Pianist David Schlesinger and vocalists Sinobia Smith West, Willie Blackburn and Walter Jones pulled out all the stops for Alaska Live.

Lori’s love for public broadcasting runs deep. She was raised on Car Talk, Morning Edition, Adventures in Good Music with Karl Haas, and later while studying wildlife biology at Bethel College in North Newton, Kansas, she realized that if she helped answer phones during the fund drive at KMUW, she could meet and chat with the hosts of locally produced shows.