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.”
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.
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.
In this week’s audio blog, Lauren and her fellow volunteers are looking back to Iditarod 2017 — and embracing their live reports, faults and all.
“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.
Davis’ mother, Pauline Hovey, is visiting him in Nome. In this week’s audioblog, they discuss her travels and her impressions of Nome — and she asks Davis the tough questions.
“I wore three pairs of pants…” The 2016-17 volunteer class discusses all things Iron Dog for the audio blog this week.
Happy (belated) Valentine’s Day from the KNOM volunteers! This week, we’re discussing things we love.
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.
For this week’s audioblog, Davis samples one of the many movies from the long-curated film collection at the KNOM volunteer house — and gives his review.