With all the newbies now arrived at KNOM, volunteer Jenn explains what they’ve been up to around town: from family dinners to exploring the Last Train to Nowhere.
Upon his departure, Zach reflects on how a year in Alaska has changed (and surprised) him: “No part of me expected to like it so much, to be cajoled into new ways of thinking.”
Volunteer Tara shares a few summertime adventures: setting a gill net, picking blueberries, and relishing long days by a beach bonfire.
Reflecting on her years of service at KNOM as a volunteer, Dayneé writes a letter to… you!
Volunteer Tara shares a valuable lesson learned.
Volunteer Music Director and Cultural Programs Producer Emily Bieniek signs off, taking the opportunity to say, “Thank you,” as she winds up her year of service to Western Alaska at KNOM.
Daynee and the rest of the current volunteers go through years of cherished “hand-me-downs,” treasures passed down from generation to generation of KNOM volunteers. Well, treasures or trash?
Summer brings a time of transition for KNOM volunteers as new folks arrive and the current volunteers look on to new adventures. Tara looks back on the year’s experiences with her fellow housemates.
Zach’s mother visited Nome for a long weekend, and they celebrated by doing a bunch of activities. One of his favorite weekends in Nome, the hosting nudged him into taking full advantage of the many cool things to do, and he got to share a measure of how rich, exciting, and lucky his past few months have been.
“Want to go egging?” Volunteer Emily gets a text from a local friend to go collect wild eggs for food, an important protein source in a springtime subsistence diet. As the seasons change, Emily gets out and about in the Nome countryside.