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Libby Roderick, ‘How Could Anyone’

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 7
  • Published May 7
Libby Roderick performs "How Could Anyone"

Lifelong Alaskan Libby Roderick’s list of creative endeavors is long, but her love of music is what ties them together. She is a singer/songwriter, poet, teacher and activist whose music has been featured on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper” and CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Roderick is a Rasmuson Individual Artist Fellow, an Alaska Woman of Achievement, and was cited by the Alaska Legislature for her music and advocacy.

For AK Qaurantunes, Roderick recorded her famous composition, “How Could Anyone," which has been heard and performed around the world.

In 2005, an article in the Associated Press noted: “It has been sung at a China women’s conference, by monks and AIDS orphans in Zambia, and in Spanish by Texas nuns. The lyrics have been reprinted in a Japanese book for people recovering from eating disorders. It has been translated into Yupik Eskimo at a sexual assault prevention workshop in Alaska and used in a U.S. presidential campaign.”

Check out more of her music on her website.

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