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June ’01: The doctor is in

June 29, 2001: Following six months of educational leave, KNOM news director Paul Korchin returns to the station, having earned his Harvard Ph.D. “The doctor is in,” reads a handmade sign on the newsroom door.

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Sounding Board: Testing in Schools

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about testing in schools. Why are children given standardized tests? What do you think about them? What do the test results tell us? Are we testing for the right things? What does Alaska’s recent waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind…

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Meet Lucus

Lucus Keppel, KNOM’s new volunteer producer, comes to our mission with a breadth of experience in travel, academic study, broadcasting, ministry, and community service. The Michigan native has lived in Ohio, Maryland, Kentucky, Illinois, and Jakarta, Indonesia, and he’s now happy to call Alaska home. His tenure at our mission is hardly his first experience…

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A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range…

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Update News: Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In Wednesday’s News: Heavy rain and lack of drinking water in Kivalina prompts disaster declaration; Rain and high water threaten bridges, mining operations in other northwest communities; State attorneys file to challenge “per-clearance” section of federal Voting Rights Act; A federal appeals court says U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service correctly issued rules to oil companies…

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Profile: Nome-Beltz Dean of Students

Nome-Beltz will have a dean of students — Douglas Bushey — in place of the assistant principal this fall. Bushey was born and raised in Valdez. He’s worked in Wasilla, Bethel, and Clarks Point, and served as the principal at Shugnak for the past year. Bushey says his background in school safety directs his approach…

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Update News: Monday, June 4, 2012

In Monday’s News: Wasilla man drowns in Talkeenta; Managers undecided about Kuskokwim Chinook salmon escapement needs; Trawl surveys to take place in Bering and Chukchi seas; State challenges Mosquito Fork navigability decision; City of Anchorage considers land swap with airport; and Nome 8th graders share personal learning stories (hear more in Monday’s Profile).

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Caught Doing Something Good: Tory Sagoonick of Shaktoolik

  For the first time since CDSG began, we’ve caught a student from Shaktoolik doing something good. Tory Sagoonick graduated last month from Shaktoolik School and will venture off to UAF this fall in hopes of beginning his quest to become a pilot.  Throughout his time in high school, Tory kept busy by helping out with…

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