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Sunset

The light is back.

Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”

Story49: Phil Hofstetter

The March 2014 episode of Story49 features Phil Hofstetter of Nome, Alaska. Phil competitively bikes the Iditarod Trail Invitational, and this year he shattered the previous…

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Go Team!

With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.

Story49: Jeremiah James

This January, Story49 features Jeremiah James of Yakutat, AK. Jeremiah is a Tlingit artist who specializes in seal and sea otter skin and fur production. In…

"Nah, We Probably Don't Need Snowshoes"

Winter Weather Prep

“Alaska has made me tougher in some ways, but it’s also made me realize that there are some things you don’t need to be tough about,” Emily says.