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Archive for November 2012

Wales, Alaska

Two weeks ago, Daynee and I got a chance to travel to Wales, the western-most village in continental Alaska. I went to cover a news story, involving an artist in residence at the school, and Daynee went to record the local dialect of Inupiaq. Here’s some photos of our trip: —————————————————————– Daynee and I left Nome…

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Update News: Friday, November 30, 2012

In Friday’s news: Climate change is impacting subsistence bowhead whaling; Scientists say they’ve resolved one of biggest arguments in climate change debate; The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission’s former director sentenced for embezzlement; Anchorage Democratic senator retained seat in state Senate.

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Daily Quote: Robert Pollok

“Friends given by God in mercy and in love; My counsellors, my comforters, and guides; My joy in grief, my second bliss in joy; Companions of my young desires; in doubt My oracles; my wings in high pursuit. Oh! I remember, and will ne’er forget Our meeting spots, our chosen sacred hours; Our burning words,…

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Update News: Thursday, November 29, 2012

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.            

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Daily Quote: David Bayles

‎”Even at best talent remains a constant, and those who rely upon that gift alone, without developing further, peak quickly and soon fade to obscurity.” — David Bayles

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Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

On this month’s episode of Elder Voices, hear from Vince Pikonganna of King Island. Vince remembers his youth on the island, and along the way, sharing his knowledge of Inupiaq values and customs his elders passed down to him. Listen to Vince tell his story:

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What we’re thankful for…

The sun dips down a little more each day, as our days get shorter and the light grows dimmer. Yet, the bright voices of our staff and volunteers shine as radio listeners throughout cold, remote western Alaska listen to their favorite radio station: KNOM! This Thanksgiving, we remembered supporters, past and present, who worked together to…

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Sounding Board: Honoring Elders

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…

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Update News: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: State invests 30 million dollars in King Salmon study; Edward Itta, former mayor of North Slope, appointed to national committee on Arctic policy; White House issues disaster declaration for parts of Alaska affected by late September storms; Nome Schools looking to increase community involvement, conducting interviews with community members this week for…

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