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KNOM’s call-in shows are a forum for discussion, interaction, and respectful debate: on topics ranging from political elections to public health to Alaska Native culture.


Sounding Board: You’ve Got Mail

From letters to clothing to food and medication, the postal service is vital to life in western Alaska. This week on Sounding Board, we want to hear how you utilize the mail.

Crow berries, cranberries and blueberries. Photo: Francesca Fenzi, KNOM

Sounding Board: Summer Subsistence

It’s a discussion on summer subsistence – with commentary from Shishmaref’s Johnson Eningowuk and Nome’s Beth Herzner, plus listener calls and emails. Listen to the full show.

Three hatch model Aleut baidarka by Sergie Sovoroff

Sounding Board: Native Crafts

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, March 27th at 10am), we’re talking about Native and traditional crafts. With the forces of a cash economy and alternative…