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This Friday on Touchstone (June 22, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and alternative energy resources. Do you know of any untapped or under-utilized energy resources in your community? Is there a chance that that energy could be harnessed and used to support your community?
For the first time since CDSG began, we’ve caught a student from Shaktoolik doing something good. Tory Sagoonick graduated last month from Shaktoolik School and will venture off to UAF this fall in hopes of beginning his quest to become a pilot. Throughout his time in high school, Tory kept busy by helping out with [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 31, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the effects of television in Western Alaska. What kind of role does TV play in your life? Is it your go-to source for news and for what’s happening in the world? Do you think that TV is having a negative impact upon [...]
In Brevig Mission, a recent high school graduate has taken the transition out of school and into the community in stride. Since receiving his diploma, James Olanna has been hired by the school as a para-educator and spends much of his free time coaching basketball and organizing community events in an effort to give incentive for [...]
Alaska Senate adjourns special session, house decision expected today; local researchers continue diseased seal investigation; Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook seeks local input to improve forecasts; and Nenana Ice Classic produces record jackpot.
John Boy Kulowiyi is a fourth grader growing up on Saint Lawrence Island in the native community of Savoonga. Selected by his principal as a stand out student, John Boy has been making a positive impact at his school for many years, despite the fact that he’s only nine years old. In this episode of CDSG, [...]
In this episode of Caught Doing Something Good we hear from Ida Kava, a seventeen-year-old living in Savoonga. This standout student was nominated by one of her teachers for a Spirit of Youth Award. Ida’s achievements go well beyond the classroom. A youth leader in her community, Ida strives on a daily basis to bridge the gap between [...]
This month, we travel to the western edge of the Seward Peninsula to the village of Wales, where 19-year-old Helena Oxereokshares her story. Helena is a single mom working to finish high school and to raise her son at the same time. In between caring for her child and finishing her final classes, Helena works at [...]
In the premiere episode of Caught Doing Something Good, we hear from Mamie Iyatunguk, a 10th grader from Shishmaref. A born leader in her village, Mamie strives to improve her school and her community by helping out with special events at her school. As a designated youth leader, Mamie endeavors to represent what a good student [...]