“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.
As her time in Nome comes to a close, Anna Rose reflects on what she’ll take with her when she leaves.
Reflecting on her years of service at KNOM as a volunteer, Dayneé writes a letter to… you!
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.
Three weeks in, new volunteer Jenn reflects on this summer of transition and moments of gratitude as Nome becomes home.
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!