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Culture While Incarcerated

Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

About two-thirds of those incarcerated in Alaska and then released from prison return. In recent months, however, Nome’s Anvil Mountain Correctional Center has taken a fresh approach to lower recidivism rates and to improve rehabilitation for inmates: a new embrace of traditional Alaska Native culture.

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Shelter From the Cold

Exterior of off-white building in Nome at dawn.

Western Alaska’s harsh winter weather is a challenge for every resident who calls this region home. For those who have no home, it’s life-threatening. In Nome, there’s a new shelter that offers daytime services for those who have nowhere else to go.

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In the Hall of Fame!

Smiling group of family and friends surrounds KNOM general manager emeritus Ric Schmidt, holding an award.

Longtime KNOM general manager Ric Schmidt was inducted on November 9 into the Alaska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. He’s the 64th inductee into the ABA’s storied roster of broadcasting leaders.

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‘Dear Friend of KNOM’ (January 2019)

“As the calendars turn over from year to year, we see the slow and steady progress of the ministry of KNOM: taking root, growing branches and becoming an inviting place for shade, sharing and shelter.” Read the introduction to the January 2019 newsletter.

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