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Archive for May 2013

Update News: Friday, May 24, 2013

In Friday’s news: Alaska Oil and Gas Association suing over federal decision to list Arctic bearded seals as threatened; Coast Guard Rear Admiral Tom Ostebo traveling to Alaskan coastal communities this week; Threat of flooding in Fort Yukon appears to be easing; Nome Common Council passed three ordinances at yesterday’s special meeting.  

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Let’s Talk About Sounding Board

Sounding Board is one of my favorite programs at KNOM. I never thought I’d say that. But over the last year, the show that was once the stressful bane of my existence has become an opportunity for connection that I look forward to every time. Sounding Board is an hour-long live call-in show the volunteers…

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Update News: Thursday, May 23, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska will be able to evaluate schools next year based on state standards rather than federal standards; Shell rig manager says second tug could have prevented grounding of the Kulluk; Video contest held by Drew’s Foundation hopes to spread message that life is worth living; New volunteer organization is hosting its first cultural…

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Challenges

This week, we ask you to pray for us. Since the first of the year, donations to organizations like KNOM have declined about 9 percent. KNOM’s donated income has taken a similar downturn. We have cut expenses to the bone and are looking for community partners and non-traditional ways to keep KNOM on the air. One non-traditional…

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May ’98: A parade, and a (very) cold swim, for Memorial Day

May 25, 1998 As it has for 22 years, KNOM provides live coverage of the solemn Memorial Day parade, which winds from Nome’s Front Street to graveside observances at the town cemetery and a brief ceremony at Nome’s harbor. Paul Korchin and Ross Tozzi anchor the broadcast. Later in the day, KNOM brings listeners to Nome’s…

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Childbirth Education

There’s a new resource in town for expecting mothers. The Pre-Maternal Home and Healthy Start are offering Childbirth Education Sessions, Thursdays from 12 to 1 at the patient’s hostel in Nome. The free sessions are a welcoming, supportive space for pregnant women. Labor and delivery nurses and childbirth educators talk about whatever the women want…

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Update News: Wednesday, May 22, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Locally sourced geothermal energy looks to be potential option for Nome’s high energy costs; Kuskokwim fishermen trials wrapped up yesterday at Bethel Court House; Governor Sean Parnell has signed state budgets totaling $13.2 billion; There’s a new resource for pregnant women in the Nome area.

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Sounding Board: Testing in Schools

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about testing in schools. Why are children given standardized tests? What do you think about them? What do the test results tell us? Are we testing for the right things? What does Alaska’s recent waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind…

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