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Posts by Emily Bieniek

Salmon Lake (July 12, 2014)

Thank You

Volunteer Music Director and Cultural Programs Producer Emily Bieniek signs off, taking the opportunity to say, “Thank you,” as she winds up her year of service to Western Alaska at KNOM.

Exploring an abandoned mining camp at Dorothy Falls on Sunday night

Winter to Spring

“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

A Picture and a Thousand Words

Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?

A Sunny Day in Golovin

Not Just Talk

Emily came to Nome to tell stories. As the host of “Story 49,” she does just that. On a recent trip, though, she found that a KNOM volunteer’s service sometimes goes beyond connecting through the radio to making more personal connections in this vast but tiny part of the state.