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Life in Nome

Listening

An autumn sunset in Nome turns the sky purple, pink, and orange.

Volunteers go off to do all sorts of things after KNOM. Zoe, who hopes to make radio forever, explains how she came to the station–and talks to Gabe about how working with sound is giving him new ideas about the work he wants to do in another field.

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Tundra to Table

It’s a food-focused edition of the volunteer audioblog: Karen talks about their victory winning a salmon filet and options for preparing it, Zoe reveals how they get fresh greens, and Gabe recounts his experiences at an Eskimo feast.

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Falling into a New Chapter

Fall Tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

As the months dwindle onwards, it’s become clear that summer doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the mornings lost to darkness, or the tundra’s rusted exterior, fall’s presence is hard to ignore. But the strangest part of the coming season, Tyler observes, is that, for the first time, he’s not in school anymore.

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New Beginnings

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

“The feeling getting off the plane, bathed in pre-solstice midnight sun, is most closely relatable to the feeling one has at the peak of a rollercoaster. It’s fear, excitement, elation, and a complete willingness to plunge into the unknown,” Tyler says.

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