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A Picture and a Thousand Words

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

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?

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Too Old For Prom

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.

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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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