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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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Falling into a New Chapter

Fall Tundra in Nome. Photo: Margaret DeMaioribus; KNOM.

As the months dwindle onwards, it’s become clear that summer doesn’t last forever. Whether it’s the mornings lost to darkness, or the tundra’s rusted exterior, fall’s presence is hard to ignore. But the strangest part of the coming season, Tyler observes, is that, for the first time, he’s not in school anymore.

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