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A talk show for the birds

Common murres

Last autumn, a high rate of strange deaths was observed with seabirds in Western Alaska (including common murres, pictured). Ultimately, as KNOM’s news department reported, the bird deaths were linked to a specific disease, avian cholera. Naturally, many of our listeners had concerns about this phenomenon – concerns that we did our best to address,…

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Sister Alice talks ornithology

Did you know? Nome, Alaska is nestled in one of the world’s best regions for bird-watching (or ornithology). It’s perhaps no surprise that a handful of Nome residents have become bird experts, and at KNOM, we’re thrilled to feature one of them, Sister Alice Sullivan, on our airwaves. Sister Alice is an energetic member of…

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Breakup, mail delays, and Communicator Awards

All across Western Alaska, it’s the season known as “breakup”: the slow, on-again/off-again period of melting that signals the gradual approach of summer. Some days are bright and sunny, and others are cloudy and snowy. The sun melts ice on rooftops as the tundra gives up its blanket of white snow, little by little. Spring…

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