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Story49: Delbert Pungowiyi

Delbert Pungowiyi sits with a cup of coffee in the IRA office in Savoonga.

When Delbert Pungowiyi was a young man in Savoonga, they had “nine months of winter.” This year, ice barely reached the island. In this two-part series, Delbert shares his memories of growing up on St. Lawrence Island and how he became a fierce voice for his community in a time of great change.

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Collateral Duties

A whiteboard hanging on the on-air studio door serves as the sign-up for weekly cleaning duties at the station.

In a year of service at KNOM, Zoe writes, “no two days are the same.” The “other duties as assigned” that are part of a volunteer fellow’s job have, for Zoe, included tasks far beyond the realms of broadcasting and radio production — and that’s a good thing, she says.

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