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Posts by David Dodman

Inspiring the Next Generation

Teenagers sit in a large circle on the floor of a school gymnasium to listen to a presenter.

In rural Unalakleet, Alaska, a youth “summit” encouraging leadership and suicide prevention helped to encourage and guide Western Alaska youth earlier this year. With your generosity, KNOM brought the story — and its inspiring message — to thousands of listeners.

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Not a Drop to Drink

Landscape of rural Alaska town on a sunny summer day

Your support enables KNOM to provide crucially-needed information to rural Alaska: such as when, earlier this year, two listening communities were placed on “boil water” notices because of concerns of tap water contamination.

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Father Ross Returns to Nome

KNOM was blessed with a visit last month from longtime friend Father Ross Tozzi, a KNOM board member and former parish priest in Nome. Read about how Father Ross’ visit helped bolster the KNOM mission and the Nome faith community.

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Berry Science

Young students and their chaperones gathered around an elementary school table

Tundra berries are more than a meal; in Western Alaska, they can be a way for scientists and students to monitor change. Volunteer reporter Zoe Grueskin brought this special story back from the community of Shishmaref for KNOM listeners last month.

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Stopping Suicide

Jacob Brouillette stands in front of an “Eagles” sports banner inside his school

“Go and do something worth talking about,” says a young man working with his peers to stem the high rates of suicide in Western Alaska. His story is featured in a recent episode of the KNOM series “Caught Doing Something Good.”

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Positively Providing

A young man sits at his desk in a wood-paneled office with maps and photographs on the walls.

Corey Ningeulook, a youth leader in Shishmaref, Alaska, says that hunting is both a personal passion and a necessary part of life in his community. The story of his contributions to his village is part of a new episode of “Story49” — and it made it to the airwaves thanks to your support.

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