“The vast expanse… isn’t what stole my breath away,” Francesca says of the tundra landscape surrounding Nome. “It was the sheer density of the stuff that really amazed me.”
“This is a land of plenty,” says volunteer Jenn, joyfully reflecting on growth amid seasonal and life changes.
Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.
Volunteer Tara shares a valuable lesson learned.
Volunteer Music Director and Cultural Programs Producer Emily Bieniek signs off, taking the opportunity to say, “Thank you,” as she winds up her year of service to Western Alaska at KNOM.
“You have a flower in your hair,” people tell Anna Rose. It’s always the same line stated the same way. It’s not a question or an exclamation or even a signal like telling someone they have a smudge on their face or spinach between their teeth. Just a disaffected statement of what they see.
Volunteer Tara shares her experience “as witness and grandmother-figure to a flurry of eight adorable mutt-pups as they came into this world.” Cute puppy pictures included!
All over Alaska it’s fish season. Including the newsroom. As the chum, sockeye, and pinks make their way our way, fish affairs are swimming from the political to the personal.
Emily rejoices in the wealth of sunlight present for the Midnight Sun celebrations in Nome, maybe a little too much. Sunscreen anyone?
Volunteer Anna Rose looks to the future, excited, “because after KNOM, I can do anything, and the world is so big and life is so short and I have to choose among the magnificence.”