Researchers are finding more and more garbage on the Arctic Sea floor. How do we stop this from happening? What are the best ways to dispose of garbage – to keep our environment, and ourselves, healthy? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 31, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about trash. How do you dispose of trash? Does your [...]
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This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 24, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about preserving family histories. How do you preserve your family’s legacy? How have you learned about your family history? How are stories of your ancestors passed down to each generation? What heirlooms and pieces of family history have been shared or passed on to you? [...]
Do Alaska Native corporations share enough information with you – the shareholder? This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 17, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native corporations. Massachusetts representative Ed Markey plans on introducing legislation that would require Alaska Native corporations (like Calista and The Bering Straits Native Corporation) to report financial statements to [...]
Every day is a chance to change our lives. This Thursday on Sounding Board (January 10, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about the decision to quit drinking. If you’re a recovering alcoholic, what helped you sober up? How has stopping drinking changed your life? Why did you decide to quit? What advice would you give to someone [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 20, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about music – and in particular, the music most important to your life. Can you sing? When did you learn to sing? Do you play an instrument? Can you read music, or are you completely “play-by-ear”? What memories come out when you hear [...]
Where is the snow? That’s what many communities are asking throughout Western Alaska. This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 13, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about climate change. What changes have you noticed in the weather this year? How has this impacted your work or your lifestyle? Why do you think these environmental changes are [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 6, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about subsistence hunting. Why is subsistence important to your family? Has hunting in your village changed over the years? If so, how? What are your favorite stories or memories of subsistence hunting?
This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 29, 2012 at 10am), we’re remembering our elders. November is Native American Heritage Month. Let’s celebrate elders who influenced us – and share the wisdom and knowledge we’ve learned from them. Have any elders impacted your life? Who? What did your elders teach you: about hunting, subsistence, culture, sewing? What [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 15, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about nicknames. Yes, nicknames can be annoying, but they also can be endearing and create a bond between individuals or a group. This week, let’s have some fun: share your own nickname story. Do you have a nickname? Have you given a nickname? And [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 8, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about living with diabetes in Western Alaska. 1 in 20 Alaskans are currently living with diabetes. It’s the seventh leading cause of death in the state, and annual costs for treating the disease exceed over $350 million dollars a year. What effect has this [...]
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