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Archive for August 2013

A day in Gambell, Alaska

Two of our volunteers took an exceptional trip to a rural Alaska community this summer. In a small plane, Dayneé Rosales and Eva DeLappe journeyed to Gambell, Alaska, a community with many stories to tell. They spent time with elder Nancy Walunga (wuh-LUN-guh), whose life story graced a recent episode of our show Elder Voices.…

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Picking up the baton

As you read this, our newest full-time volunteers are busy acclimating to life in rural Alaska and diligently learning their new service tasks at KNOM. As you may have discovered in our August Static, we’re excited to welcome four new volunteers this year, and the first of these to arrive is new music director Emily…

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Local voices

KNOM is a radio station with community at its core; we exist to serve the community and, in so many ways, draw our strength and energy from the community. We are so blessed with the goodwill and selflessness of those in our region. Exemplifying this spirit of volunteerism are the local deejays who give 1…

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A killer (whale) story

In late July, Nome residents were treated to an incredible sight just off our coastline: a small group of whales passing through the neighborhood. A pod of about 10 killer whales (or orcas) attacked two gray whales, one of which was a young calf that may have been injured. The grays escaped by moving close…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 28, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Dillingham man dies in SUV crash; Bristol Bay region welcomed new EPA Administrator to Dillingham yesterday; Nome Public Schools called for a precautionary lockdown yesterday; Nome Board of Education shares new state school rating system; Seismologists say moderate earthquake jolted community in Alaska’s Interior. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-28-knom-update-news.mp3

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Daily Quote: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“There is no way to peace along the way of safety. For peace must be dared, it is itself the great venture, and can never be safe. Peace is the opposite of security. To demand guarantees is to mistrust, and this mistrust in turn brings forth war. To look for guarantees is to want to…

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Subsistence, studio fund progress, and prayer requests

The days are getting shorter, and the first freeze will be here very soon. Berry pickers are busy harvesting buckets of tasty treats, and the fish are finishing their runs. Some of the families in our listening area will spend this season canning, freezing, and processing meat, fish, berries, and greens. We all rely on…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Two former staffers of AITC have been indicted on theft charges; Peter Jackson of Unalakleet has been found and arrested; Administrator of EPA visiting Alaska this week; Road to Pilgrim Hot Springs currently closed; Governor Sean Parnell signs new executive order to improve state government efficiency. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-08-27-knom-update-news.mp3

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