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Story49: Spenser McCleskey

This month, Story49 honors Nome’s gold rush history at the start of the dredging season. 22-year-old Spenser McCleskey is part of the contemporary gold rush, and has lived in Nome for the past four years as a year-round resident. In this episode, Spenser shares his personal passion for mining, how he has seen the mining…

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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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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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Story49: Elizabeth Medicine Crow

The April episode of Story49 features Elizabeth Medicine Crow of Kake, Alaska. Elizabeth is the President and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute in Anchorage, and is writing her grandmother’s biography in her very spare free time. Hear Elizabeth recount her conversations with her grandmother as a youth and young adult; they are both moving…

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The light is back.

Sunset

Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”

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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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Iron Dog races to Nome

Team #10: Morgan and Olds in Nome

KNOM News met 2014 Iron Dog snow machine race leaders at the half way point of their 2,031 mile race from Anchorage to Nome to Fairbanks. We snapped some shots and grabbed a couple quick interviews of top finishers.

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Go Team!

With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.

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Update News: February 13th, 2014

In Thursday’s news: US Coast Guard releases report to Congress on feasibility of a deep-draft arctic port; Coast Guard, DEC, and Kikiktagruk all respond to heating oil spill in Kotzebue; US Senate considering two international treaties to combat illegal crab pirating; Donald Auliye of Shaktoolik selected as a 2014 Spirit of Youth recipient; Alaska could…

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