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Story49: Elizabeth Medicine Crow

The April episode of Story49 features Elizabeth Medicine Crow of Kake, Alaska. Elizabeth is the President and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute in Anchorage, and is writing her grandmother’s biography in her very spare free time. Hear Elizabeth recount her conversations with her grandmother as a youth and young adult; they are both moving…

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The light is back.

Sunset

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.”

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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 standing record of 15 days, 1 hour and 15 minutes when he biked to Nome in just 12 days and 6 hours. In this episode, Phil talks about some…

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A Musical Break from Race Season Coverage

Stebbins Clearlake Fiddlers

A couple of weeks ago, an announcement for a fundraiser came up in our Hotline program. Stebbins was hosting an event in anticipation of their upcoming potluck, and the Clearlake Fiddlers were going to be playing music on Friday and Saturday nights in the community center. As I read the announcement, I had an on-air…

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Story49: Richard Beneville

This February, Story49 features Nome local Richard Beneville. This episode is separated into two acts. In Act 1, Richard recounts his journey from a career on Broadway to working in the AC Stores in Barrow and Nome; in Act 2, we’re in the studio with Richard as he discusses his struggle with alcohol addiction, how…

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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.

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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 this episode, Jeremiah discusses Alaska Native hunting rights, describes his hunting and fur production processing techniques, and shares how he passes down his love of the outdoors and hunting…

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Winter Weather Prep

"Nah, We Probably Don't Need Snowshoes"

“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.

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