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Archive for September 2013

Update News: September 12th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Rescue Coordination Center’s search for a missing pilot is being hampered by bad weather; Emmonak seeks funding to build only port the Yukon River, expand energy capacity in region; State commits to formal working relationship with Japanese financial firm on LNG projects; Legislative committee on ethics finds State Rep. Alan Dick…

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Two special volunteers

We are blessed with volunteer help from two long-time supporters of KNOM. Tom and Marian Braun from Colorado are spending two weeks at KNOM. Now retired, they travel the country donating their time to worthwhile charities. They drive their motor home throughout the United States, sometimes building homes for Habitat For Humanity, and they even lent a…

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Sounding Board: State Oil Taxes

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 10:00am), we’re talking about the state’s oil taxes. Governor Parnell’s bill lowering the state’s oil taxes passed during the last session in Juneau. He says the tax structure will lure more oil companies to do business in Alaska. Some Alaskans believe his bill simply gives money to…

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September ’01: Broadcasting on 9/11

September 11, 2001 Starting at 6 AM, KNOM airs 68 hours of live continuous news coverage on the terrible incidents of today, interrupted only three times: for weather, important messages, and the Rosary.

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Update News: September 11th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Air Force and Coast Guard continue looking for a pilot who went missing Monday in the Gulf of Alaska; A bail hearing was held yesterday in Nome for Wilma Osborne; Calista Corp. has acquired STG Inc., a new subsidiary with state-wide experience in wind farming; Nome Board of Education discussed survey results,…

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Update News: September 10th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Nome City Council discusses issues ranging from candidacy ordinances to speed limits; Volunteer Fire Dept. responds to a blaze in the small boats harbor; AST says one man is dead, a second injured, after a plane crash north of Wasilla; USGS and Alaska agencies release first round of updated state maps. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/08/2013-09-10-knom-update-news.mp3

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Radio Ethics and Art

Sound board in Studio C

As the new volunteers spend time together during our first week as a house, we are reflecting a lot on our training at KNOM and how it relates to our previous work and schooling experiences. I studied Anthropology and was indoctrinated in anthropological ethics including: who do you interview, what do you record, what do…

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Three Weeks

“We’ve canceled your position,” My boss told me 24 hours after landing in Nome to work at KNOM as their Public Affairs Director. “There is no Public Affairs position. You’re now a News Reporter.” She explained I would retain the public affairs duties of Elder Voices and Profiles but those tasks would be secondary to…

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Update News: September 9th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Kivalina’s water tanks need 16 more days of pumping to reach capacity before winter freeze, but still lack filters; Alaska chlamydia rates are going down, but still highest in the nation; Moose hunting in Unit 22B is now close; Alaska Federation of Natives creates an advisory panel to look for advancement opportunities…

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