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Posts by Matthew Guiffré

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Turn your dial to 780 AM and 96.1 FM weekday mornings from 6 until 10 and then join us right here after the show for all things Morning Show.

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Caught Doing Something Good

Caught Doing Something Good, or CDSG for short, is KNOM’s newest show that began airing this past February. To date, 6 episodes of the show have aired and, like Elder Voices, another show on KNOM, it airs once a month. I came up with the idea for the show one winter afternoon after hearing a…

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Caught Doing Something Good: Tory Sagoonick of Shaktoolik

  For the first time since CDSG began, we’ve caught a student from Shaktoolik doing something good. Tory Sagoonick graduated last month from Shaktoolik School and will venture off to UAF this fall in hopes of beginning his quest to become a pilot.  Throughout his time in high school, Tory kept busy by helping out with…

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Sounding Board: TV in Western Alaska

This Thursday on Sounding Board (May 31, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about the effects of television in Western Alaska. What kind of role does TV play in your life? Is it your go-to source for news and for what’s happening in the world? Do you think that TV is having a negative impact upon…

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Let’s Go For a Hike

Wandering down the country roads that surround Nome is one of my favorite things to do. I love being able to meander through the magnificent Alaskan countryside and then pull over on the side of the road and hike whatever hill I please. Hiking in the spring can be a little wet and a little…

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The Play is the Thing

January and February got a little tedious this year. I don’t want to sound like I didn’t appreciate life for those two months, but I certainly got tired of the constant below zero temperatures, the cars that wouldn’t start, and the need to wear four layers just to stay warm when going outside. To help…

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Caught Doing Something Good: James Olanna of Brevig Mission

In Brevig Mission, a recent high school graduate has taken the transition out of school and into the community in stride. Since receiving his diploma, James Olanna has been hired by the school as a para-educator and spends much of his free time coaching basketball and organizing community events in an effort to give incentive for…

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Update News: Friday, April 27, 2012

Alaska Senate adjourns special session, house decision expected today; local researchers continue diseased seal investigation; Sea Ice for Walrus Outlook seeks local input to improve forecasts; and Nenana Ice Classic produces record jackpot.

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Will this computer last five years? Obsoletely!

I was comfortable growing up in the 1990’s because technology was simple enough then. At the rate that technology advances, I’m fearful we’ll all be living in space ships by sometime next week -I’m not really cool with that. I don’t own a cell phone, I’ve never sent a text message (other than the occasional disasterous…

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