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Story49

A program offering those in Western Alaska an opportunity to share, record, and preserve the stories of their lives.

The Dream Theater on Nome's Front Street back in 1944. Photo courtesy of the Carrie McLain Museum.

Story49: Voices From the Dream Theater

Throughout the early-20th century, many in Nome frequented the Dream Theater for entertainment. But it was also the site of a historic event when a 15-year-old Alaska Native girl stood up against the segregated seating policy. Listen here to the full story.

Mother and daughter Janet Amuktoolik and Tatiana Chanar stand outside of our studios after an interview.

Student49: Tatiana Chanar

This month on Story49, we’re celebrating the stories and perspectives of youth. Tune in on May 17th at 6:30p.m., May 21st at 3p.m. or listen right here to Tatiana Chanar’s Student49.

Nome's Lahka Peacock shares his story during a live storytelling event hosted on April 4th.

Story49: Live Storytelling Event

Couldn’t make the Arctic Entries/Nome Arts Council storytelling event? No worries, this month’s Story49 includes full audio from the show as well as an interview with the organizers. Tune into KNOM on Sunday or Thursday or listen right here.

Denice Gilroy, program director for Arctic Access, talks about her work in this month's Story49.

Story49: Arctic Access

What does it mean to be a change-maker? This month’s Story49 features Tuesona, Denice and Brooke, three women fighting for a more inclusive society.

Principal Mary Huntington leads the morning assembly at Koyuk-Malimiut School.

Story49: Mary Huntington

This month’s Story49 features educator and dancer Mary Huntington. “All the things that I do in classrooms and schools… trying to incorporate culture and language, probably wouldn’t have taken place if I didn’t start out with Eskimo dance,” she says.