Many individuals and organizations in rural Alaska are taking steps to address the tragically high rates of youth depression and suicide in our region. One recent example is a leadership retreat in the community of Unalakleet. Thanks to you, we brought the story of this unique, impactful youth gathering to our listeners.
In November — a month that begins with the Catholic feasts of All Saints and All Souls — we remember and pray for those who have gone before us.
Meet Father Mark Hoelsken, KNOM Radio Mission’s spiritual director. He’s a person with a long history with our radio station and with faith communities in Alaska; in the coming years, he’ll continue to deepen his connection to both.
Our corner of Alaska was host to an historic visit last month. President Barack Obama’s trip to our state marked the first time a sitting president visited the Arctic — or anywhere in bush Alaska — and thanks to you, KNOM news was on the front lines both before and during this unprecedented trip.
Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.
It’s with a great sense of bittersweetness that we report the departure of a KNOM staffer with deep roots and an extensive history at our mission. As she departs for new horizons, longtime program director Kelly Brabec shares some of her reflections on what KNOM has meant over the years; it’s a mission, she says, that’s “formulated who I am today.”
As we transition into autumn, we’re transitioning, too, into the service terms of our 2015-2016 volunteer class. Meet KNOM’s new volunteer producers: Maddie and Mitch.
Earlier this summer, a very special community education course in a key part of KNOM’s listening area highlighted a growing awareness of pollution in our region. With your support, KNOM was on the front lines of this crucial story.
Rural Alaska is truly an incredible place. See a few glimpses of recent volunteer travel in our region.
Daily life in Alaska is predictably unpredictable, and this summer’s weather in Western Alaska was no exception.