This series features Yupik Elder Harriet Penayah. Listen to the previous episode here. Harriet Penayah stays active in her community. The 80 year-old elder teaches children native drumming and dance. She also recently opened up her home to her community’s youth. Savoonga has no teen center. After the “hang-out place” closed down, Harriet saw teens [...]
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This Thursday on Sounding Board (March 21, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the future of goods being shipped through the Arctic Ocean. Scientists predict that open-water vessels could be traveling the Northern Sea Route and the Northwest Passage by 2040; this means more traffic passing along the Western Alaska coast. How do you think [...]
This Friday on Touchstone (February 1, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about sustainable local energy and exploring alternative energy projects underway in our region. Tell us what you think: How does the high cost of energy affect you? What opportunities do you see to save energy in your home or work place? What alternative energy [...]
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?
In Thursday’s News: Whale struck in Savoonga on Tuesday could be biggest in Savoonga history; Disaster declared for Napaskiak for damages cause by October storm; BP takes another blow, EPA suspends future contracts between company and federal government; Nome’s own Ellie Martinson wins Iditarod Booster Button contest.
It’s harvest time at the community garden in Nome. The garden next to the Nome Food Bank is finishing up its first season. Despite the late start in July, founder Cheryl Thompson says community gardeners successfully sprouted broccoli, cabbage, mizuna, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, radishes, onions, swiss chard, turnips and peas. Hear more from KNOM Reporter [...]
This Thursday on Sounding Board (September 27, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about wildlife within community borders. What is acceptable when it comes to protecting your community? What is the balance between respecting nature and protecting human life, property, and pets? What would you like to see done when there is a struggle between nature [...]
It looks like the Anvil Mountain Towers north of Nome will not remain standing. The Air Force received directives from the Sitnasuak Native Corporation – the entity slated to take ownership of the land – to remove the towers. Sitnasuak President Chuck Fagerstrom says that on August 14th, the Sitnasuak Board of Directors voted to [...]
In the early morning hours, a three-building fire in Teller caused the Nome Volunteer Fire Department to respond – first with a planeload of six firefighters and later with several vehicles loaded with crew and equipment. The first group of firefighters arrived in Teller just before 5 o’clock this morning. The fire, burning since around [...]
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