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Volunteers

“Ice, Ice, Baby!”

Nome's coast starting to freeze over in December. Photo Credit: Karen+Lauren, KNOM (2016)

In Nome, the ocean is starting to freeze over, which means the KNOM volunteers are beginning to think about what they’ll be able to do, in the coming months, on the soon-to-be-solid Bering Sea.

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This Just In!

Sometimes we take breaks to appreciate the beauty Alaska gives us. photo: Stup/KNOM

What are the challenges — and rewards — of being a first-year newsie in western Alaska? In their audioblog, volunteers Tyler and Davis talk about their experiences covering stories in Nome and environs and working with partners throughout the state.

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“I Voted”

"I Voted" stickers at the polls in Nome, August 19 2014. Photo: Matthew F. Smith, KNOM.

In an audioblog entry recorded on Election Day, itself, the volunteers talk elections and the importance of voting.

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Same Old Song, But a New Dance

Microphone. Photo: Renée Johnson via Flickr Creative Commons

It’s a tricky thing to make a passion a career, Tyler says. “Almost four months in, I’m glad to say radio is still my passion.” But at the same time, “working at a radio station has an interesting change on how you interact with audio outside of work.”

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