Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?
Zach pays a visit to the Unalakleet School Prom, at 25. Looking back on his own prom experiences, he decides there isn’t much of a difference between prom in the Lower 48 and that in Western Alaska.
Emily came to Nome to tell stories. As the host of “Story 49,” she does just that. On a recent trip, though, she found that a KNOM volunteer’s service sometimes goes beyond connecting through the radio to making more personal connections in this vast but tiny part of the state.
Anna Rose travels to Gambell and shares a meal.
Zach traveled to Gambell to report on the Native Youth Olympics tournament.
There’s been a mass exodus out of Nome with travel opportunities in the programming department recently. Emily and Tara went to Elim two weeks ago while…
When you live in the sub-Arctic, you’re surrounded by a landscape mostly devoid of trees. As Tara says, “you get a little giddy when you see trees again.”
A couple of weeks ago, an announcement for a fundraiser came up in our Hotline program. Stebbins was hosting an event in anticipation of their upcoming…
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.
Zach recently traveled to the community of Stebbins to report on storm damage inflicted by this month’s Bering Sea storms. The trip, albeit quick, taught multiple lessons.