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Volunteers

Too Good For Words

Anvil City Square, Nome

“In a place where few things naturally grow or thrive, life finds a way not only to exist, but to do so pleasurably. And to know and share in those triumphs and successes is to know Nome,” Tyler writes in his farewell volunteer blog post.

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In the Field

Lauren and Tyler laser-focused in the field.

The KNOM volunteers, Karen says, have recorded audio all over Western Alaska — by dogsled, four-wheeler, snow-machine, boat and plane, in the sun, snow, and rain. Their audioblog covers their experiences recording in the field.

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The Changing of the Seasons

Muskoxen off the Nome-Teller Highway

Summer is approaching (despite a little snow). That means flowers are growing, and so are the volunteers! We talk personal growth and hitting the 11-month mark in this week’s audio blog.

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Messages of Wellness

Black microphone on stand

In this week’s volunteer audioblog, Lauren shares messages from local elders about staying sober and finding hope. They’re radio spots she’s produced recently for KNOM.

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It’s Break Up!

Blueberries in a tin cup on the ground

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.”

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Eat, Swim, Sleep, Repeat

Photo Credit: Davis Hovey, KNOM (2017)

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.

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