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Archive for April 2012

Sounding Board

This week I was the first mic on Sounding Board, a weekly call-in talk show that we do here at KNOM. First mic means that I was responsible for choosing a topic, doing research and interviews, and for leading the show. As a volunteer who is not in the news department, and thus does not…

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Update News: Thursday, April 19, 2012

NSB police shoot Barrow man; voters in Holy Cross re-elect city council members; kidnapping charges filed in the death of Samantha Koenig; Alaska Legislature begins special session; Nome’s main runway to close for two weeks this summer; Nome-Beltz Drama Club to present play this weekend; and a Smithsonian researcher will speak about 19th century ivory drill bows and the related oral histories.

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Get Lost In Maps

Maps are a hot commodity in Nome. It takes a little bit of work to get the information you need about a given trail, address, or mountain peak. You can try with Google Maps, but the information is pretty thin, and sometimes it will place Nome dozens of miles from where it is. That’s one…

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Far From Home for the Holidays

Sunday was Easter, and like most holidays in Nome – Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years – the KNOM volunteers are far from their loved ones by virtue of their, well, being KNOM volunteers. In my year and a half as a volunteer, I’ve learned that there’s one silver lining to not being able to spend that…

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Politics as usual

As I’m sure you remember from geography class, the Alaska state capitol is in Juneau, a town of 30,000 people in the Alaska panhandle. You can only get there by plane or boat. Like most of the state, I follow the business of the legislature from a distance. From January to April I produce a…

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