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Archive for May 2013

A Wild Ride

Last week, Josh and I went on a bike ride after work. It was a clear, sunny night in the tundra north of Nome. It was 9 pm, but by the sun, it looked like mid afternoon. We rode a path tucked next to one of the main roads going out of town. We call…

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Update News: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: AuruMar’s second season of offshore gold mining assessments is expected to start in mid to late June; State says it could cost up to $2.5 million to implement repeal of recent oil tax structure; Six coastal governors call on Washington to open up more waters to offshore drilling; National Weather Service lists spring…

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Sounding Board: Tribal Healing

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 9 at 10am), we’re talking about tribal healing. How do you view the role of tribal healing within the world of Western medicine? Do you feel it’s important to maintain these practices in the modern day? Why or why not? What kinds of medical issues should a tribal…

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Update News: Monday, May 6, 2013

In Monday’s news: Impact of marine mining in Norton Sound again in the spotlight; Senator Lisa Murkowski held second listening session on subsistence last Thursday; Former aide to Senator Lisa Murkowski now working as lobbyist; NASA engineers and scientists developing app to assist in Alaskan flight safety.  

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Truth

Our inspirational spot for the week: If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything. – Mark Twain

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Breakup, mail delays, and Communicator Awards

All across Western Alaska, it’s the season known as “breakup”: the slow, on-again/off-again period of melting that signals the gradual approach of summer. Some days are bright and sunny, and others are cloudy and snowy. The sun melts ice on rooftops as the tundra gives up its blanket of white snow, little by little. Spring…

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May ’72: A film crew hits Nome

May 5, 1972: KNOM is helping a Walt Disney production unit this month with filming of the feature-length Tundra Summer, starring two Nome third grade children. The movie is released with the title Two Against the Arctic, featuring a trained polar bear from Seattle named Igloo.

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Elder Voices: Harriet Penayah, Part Three

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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Dancing With Myself

Lucus was away this week and I hosted the morning show alone. In his absence, I learned three very important things about myself. Waking up at 5 am is the same for me as waking up at 7 am, which is the same as waking up at 10am, which is the same as noon. I…

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Update News: Friday, May 3, 2013

In Friday’s news: Next legislative session may be focused on natural gas; Nome Community Center hosting community-wide conversation about racial equity this Saturday; Governor Sean Parnell expected to announce plans for political future; Alaska Governor Sean Parnell says billions of dollars more in new investment is expected under recent tax changes; Bear that attacked man…

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