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Volunteers

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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Getting Social

The 2016-17 volunteers on a tech-free retreat

Like. Tweet. Pin. Post. Swipe. Share. Subscribe. There’s a lot of lingo associated with social media, and the KNOM volunteers have a lot to say on the subject in this week’s audioblog.

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The Last Great Blog

Mitch Seavey arrives at the Nome finish line, the Burled Arch.

“Whether it’s the people who race or the people who come to watch,” Tyler says, “Iditarod’s energy will always be enough to keep this armchair musher at the edge of his seat.” At Iditarod’s end, Tyler and his fellow volunteers chat about the Last Great Race.

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