Zach’s recent visit to Stebbins, a community still recovering from devastating flooding in November, revealed how the community is working together to rebuild and strengthen themselves for future challenges.
Halfway through her first volunteer year at KNOM, Emily looks back – and offers some hearty encouragement to our 2014-2015 volunteer applicants.
Anna Rose reflects on feeling a sense of belonging and purpose on coming to Nome and to KNOM. In Alaska, she says, “for the first time in long memory, I feel gravity.”
“In 2014,” Dayneé says, “the Morning Show is getting a remake. Why limit ourselves only to two voices?”
Tara shares her discovery of a song she finds most inspiring.
“The season here is too long, brutal, and depressing to just eek through,” Zach says. “Better is finding a way to revel in cold-weather activities.”
“Alaska has made me tougher in some ways, but it’s also made me realize that there are some things you don’t need to be tough about,” Emily says.
Take my hand in your own. Feel that. That warmth, skin, nails, grooves and roughness amid the faint damp. I feel yours. Now, place your other hand…
“Small-town living in the Alaskan frontier,” Dayneé says, “is a fine balance between rugged individualism and communal caring… Sooner or later, you have to ask for help.”
Tara reflects on her 2013 year in pursuit of KNOM and adventure to Nome.