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A Different Kind of Ocean

When I hear “ocean” I imagine sun, heat, waves crashing, or rolling, or moving. Not silence. And not ice. But last year, while applying to KNOM, I realized in Nome, I would see the ocean freeze. And I of the Nevada desert, of summer days at a freshwater lake, visits to California beaches and Massachusetts…

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Profiles: Nome-Grown Nurses

Nome’s new UAA nursing program requires late nights, exams, clinical practice, and weeks away from family to practice skills in Anchorage and Fairbanks. Three locals persevered through the demanding curriculum to earn the first nursing degrees ever earned in Nome. KNOM’s Eva DeLappe sat down with the graduates earlier this week. Sarah Weaver, Jessica Mute…

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Update News: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In Wednesday’s news: Domestic violence act facing reauthorization in DC, key provisions for Alaska at stake; Second former executive director of Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission sentenced for embezzlement; Nome Elementary School battling low reading scores with individual skills tests; School District and Nome Eskimo Community developing Alaska Native Education Program in Nome; Sheep Mountain 150…

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Update News: Tuesday, December 11, 2012

In Tuesday’s news: No active oil spill near St. Lawrence Island, Coast Guard and State still looking for source of oil that covered oiled wildlife this fall; Two people in Bethel died in cold, abandoned buildings last week; Burned body in St. Mary’s identified; Alaska’s congressional delegation aiming to change a federal monitoring program on…

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Update News: Thursday, December 6, 2012

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Native leaders gather at White House Tribal Nations Conference, voice concerns over federal mismanagement; Caribou hunting in Bethel regulated under new guidelines; Department of Veterans Affairs and Indian Health Services working together to improve healthcare for Alaska Native veterans; Senator Begich introduces new Social Security bill in DC; Increased shipping traffic in…

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Update News: Wednesday, December 5, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Variance request approved for Nome Covenant Church; Parnell intends to change oil tax structure to boost production; Geologists, miners and legislators talk natural resource development at Alaska Strategic and Critical Minerals Summit in Fairbanks; Anchorage experiences aftershocks from Monday’s 5.8 magnitude quake; Inupiat poet Joan Kane wins $20,000 fellowship from a national…

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Update News: Tuesday, December 4, 2012

In Tuesday’s News: Iditarod registration closes, 12 rookies in the running; Burned body found inside home in St. Mary’s; Bethel judge reschedules Alaska Natives’ illegal fishing trial; City of Nome gets $100,000 from NSEDC; Anchorage police investigating death of 29 year old woman; 5.8 earthquake shook Anchorage on Monday; Recount confirms 32-vote victory for challenger…

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Update News: Monday, December 3, 2012

In Monday’s News: Whooping cough outbreak hits Alaska; Toxic chemicals in couches may be causing health problems on St. Lawrence Island; Grounded barge in Aleutians recovered; Nome-Beltz wrestling takes 2nd at Regionals, headed to State.

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Wales, Alaska

Two weeks ago, Daynee and I got a chance to travel to Wales, the western-most village in continental Alaska. I went to cover a news story, involving an artist in residence at the school, and Daynee went to record the local dialect of Inupiaq. Here’s some photos of our trip: —————————————————————– Daynee and I left Nome…

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Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

On this month’s episode of Elder Voices, hear from Vince Pikonganna of King Island. Vince remembers his youth on the island, and along the way, sharing his knowledge of Inupiaq values and customs his elders passed down to him. Listen to Vince tell his story:

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