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Not Just Talk

A Sunny Day in Golovin

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.

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Outta Nome

Elim in winter. Photo: KNOM File.

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.”

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A Musical Break from Race Season Coverage

Stebbins Clearlake Fiddlers

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 potluck, and the Clearlake Fiddlers were going to be playing music on Friday and Saturday nights in the community center. As I read the announcement, I had an on-air…

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Cataclysmic Anesthetic

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.

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The Luck in Malady

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.

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Skull Slams

Shishmaref. Photo: KNOM file.

Laying on a mattress on the floor, arm shielding my eyes from the florescent lights above, a brass knocker pounds against my skull. A steady, heavy ramming of metal against bone. Each strike ripping a wave of nausea from my gut to my mouth as the smell of feces— my feces— slips beneath the door from the…

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States of Exception

Summertime run with a sled dog team

I had a great weekend. Which was much needed, because I’d had a hard week. Our blog posts represent, in many ways, states of exception. I think we volunteers tend to write about the parts of our experiences that stand out, are interesting, and demonstrate–to ourselves most of all–that we’re involved in a kind of…

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