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Posts by Lynette Schmidt

Double the Blessings!

Two priests wearing headphones sit in front of a radio microphone.

One of the most significant developments in the Western Alaska faith community this year, so far, has been the arrival of two priests who will be ministering to seven parishes in the region. Meet Fr. Thomas Sagili and Fr. Kumar Pasala.

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Doesn’t Have to be Taxing

What are the implications and potential advantages of the recently-passed federal tax reforms for KNOM benefactors? A booklet explaining some of the changes, and how you can make the most of them, is available from the KNOM business office.

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Trust in God and Hope

Woman in white vest stands next to Alaska Native painting and shelves of vinyl records.

Vi Waghiyi has spent the last 15 years advocating for Alaska Native communities, expressing concerns about environmental pollution, especially in rural Alaska. Through your support, Vi’s fascinating story takes center stage in last month’s episode of KNOM’s “Story49.”

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Perspectives on “Alaxsxa”

Man gives a dance performance inside a Nome Elementary School classroom.

A multi-media theatrical production that recently toured Alaska and off-Broadway in New York City brought Alaska Native culture, and cross-cultural encounters in the state from a variety of perspectives, to a broader audience. This collaborative, story-rich, conversation-sparking production was the focus of a recent episode of KNOM’s “Story49.”

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Through Rural Radio, a “Scrapbook” of Western Alaska

Teenage athletes inside a small airplane

Western Alaska communities rally around their youth and find blessings and inspiration from youth accomplishments, such as regional athletics, music, or traditional dance. Through your support, KNOM often serves as an “audio scrapbook” of the region, with news stories and features that echo the daily joys of listeners’ lives.

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Wales’ Song and Dance

Alaska Native dancing inside the Wales gymnasium

Alaska Native music and dance festivals are powerfully moving events, KNOM volunteer reporter Gabe Colombo discovered in the community of Wales this year. “It was amazing to see,” he says.

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After Vandalism, Blessings

Two men with shovels stand aside a mound of dirt behind KNOM's garage

Even amid the challenges of operating a radio station in bush Alaska, such as an instance of vandalism at KNOM Studios earlier this year, our mission remains continually blessed — and continues, thanks to you.

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