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June ’88: A “friendship flight” to Russia

June 13, 1988 KNOM volunteer Claire Richardson is Alaska’s pool radio reporter on a precedent-setting trip to Provideniya, USSR, traveling on the historic Alaska Airlines 737 “Friendship Flight.” Her live reports of Provideniya’s festivities and the reunion of Eskimo families are carried by more than a dozen radio stations throughout the state.

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Sounding Board: Alaska Native Dancing

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 2 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native dancing. It’s going strong and healthy in some communities, banned and not welcome in others – our communities have different views. What do you think about Native dancing? Do you dance? And if so, what does it do for you?…

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Openings in the heavens

An inspirational spot from the Year-End 2012 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static: Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in the heavens where the love of our departed ones peer through and shine down upon us to let us know they are happy. – inspired by an Eskimo legend

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September 1981: Marilyn Koezuna joins KNOM

September 6, 1981 Marilyn Koezuna joins the KNOM air staff. Marilyn is a King Island Inupiaq Eskimo who helped the station while in high school. She returns as a Jesuit volunteer, the second Alaska Native to do so for a full year.

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