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Talking Inupiaq

Inside KNOM studios, Josie Bourdon and Annie Conger record Inupiaq language lesson spots at KNOM with volunteer producer Lauren Frost.

KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.

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In the News: From Fire to Ice

Onlookers and the East 3rd Avenue fire in Nome

Thanks to you, our listeners — and readers of KNOM’s online news — have received a wide slate of fascinating (and, at times, very urgent) news stories this autumn, the work of our intrepid news team (Matthew, Francesca, and Jenn). Here are just a few examples (all available online): One of the worst residential fires…

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January 1981: A new computer for Br. Normand

January 23, 1981 KNOM places a $16,435 order for a Cromemco Z2-H computer. Running at 4 MHz and with a 64k memory, the system includes two terminals. Using Structured Basic programming language, Br. Normand Berger, FIC, writes a program for keeping track of donations. One terminal sits in reception, the other in the manager’s office.…

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Profile: Language Preservation

An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at Northwest Campus have been in coordination with the UAF Alaska Language Institute in Fairbanks. The university is working to establish language courses for community members to study and share. The…

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Update News: Monday, October 22, 2012

In Monday’s news: Alaska State Troopers say Hooper Bay woman died after falling through ice; Alaska State Troopers search for missing Sitka woman; Governor Parnell supports Alaska businesses as they fight against an emissions control area; Nome’s Jacob Martin recognized at AFN; Governor Parnell appoints 5 Alaskans to Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council;…

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Profile: Preserving and Revitalizing Alaska’s Native Languages

The Governor has until December to name members to the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council. The group will be made of language experts from around the state who will advise the governor and legislature on language policy. Dr. Lawrence Kaplan, the director of the Alaska Native Language Center at the University of Alaska…

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Update News: Monday, June 11, 2012

In Monday’s news: NovaGold signs Rock Creek purchase and sale agreement to BSNC; Oil spill near Kodiak near important subsistence salmon habitat; Gov. Parnell has until December to appoint native language council members (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Eagle River hiker mauled by grizzly; North Pole to host 2012 world mushing and skijoring championships.

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