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This is What it Means to Say Barrow, Alaska

Volunteer producer Dayneé changes hats, reporting on the Nalukataq celebration in Barrow, Alaska: “I am not a newsie at heart. I compensated for it by giving myself more prep time and a few pep talks in front of the mirror that went something like, ‘You’re assertive! You ask questions! You can walk up to strangers and ask coherent, intelligent questions!’”

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

A Picture and a Thousand Words

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?

Three hatch model Aleut baidarka by Sergie Sovoroff

Sounding Board: Native Crafts

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, March 27th at 10am), we’re talking about Native and traditional crafts. With the forces of a cash economy and alternative…

Story49: Stephen Blanchett

In November, Story49 featured Stephen Blanchett of Bethel, Alaska. Stephen is a founding member of the band Pamyua. In this episode, Stephen discusses his musical inspirations…

Story49: Marjorie Tahbone

In October, Story49 featured Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, Alaska. Marjorie shares her story about studying abroad in Nunavut, winning Miss Indian World, and her decision to…

AFN 2013 dance performance

Gavel-to-gavel for AFN 2013

In late October, KNOM was proud to present live, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings in the state of Alaska: the Alaska…

Fawn, Woody, and Lisa

In Alaska, songs from Oklahoma

In October, two Nome residents raised in the Native communities of Oklahoma shared their experiences – and traditional songs – with our listeners. Hear their music.