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Blueberries in a tin cup on the ground

It’s Break Up!

Spring is back in Alaska, and Tyler’s ready. “I can’t overstate how excited I am for the sun to come back,” he says. “When I close my eyes, I can taste the blueberries, cloudberries, and salmon that will soon start to appear on our table.”

Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017)

Eat, Swim, Sleep, Repeat

When you’re acclimated to life in rural Alaska, what’s it like to travel elsewhere (whether to a “big city” in Alaska or to the Lower 48)? Davis ponders the question in this week’s volunteer audioblog.

The 2016-17 volunteers on a tech-free retreat

Getting Social

Like. Tweet. Pin. Post. Swipe. Share. Subscribe. There’s a lot of lingo associated with social media, and the KNOM volunteers have a lot to say on the subject in this week’s audioblog.

Mitch Seavey arrives at the Nome finish line, the Burled Arch.

The Last Great Blog

“Whether it’s the people who race or the people who come to watch,” Tyler says, “Iditarod’s energy will always be enough to keep this armchair musher at the edge of his seat.” At Iditarod’s end, Tyler and his fellow volunteers chat about the Last Great Race.

Emily, Davis, Tyler, Lauren, Karen, and Mitch

Ghosts of Volunteers Past

The KNOM volunteer dormitory is filled with “mementos whispering common bonds,” Tyler says. On the book cases in the house you see volumes by Sara Vowell, a “This American Life” contributor. It’s one of many subtle reminders that past volunteers listened to lots of radio, too.

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