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A Few Notes on Living

“What is this year going to mean?” volunteer Jenn asks. “Who are we going to be next year when the days start to grow longer again, when the icy, liquid-metal sea melts back to blue?”

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Story49: Elizabeth Medicine Crow

The April episode of Story49 features Elizabeth Medicine Crow of Kake, Alaska. Elizabeth is the President and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute in Anchorage, and is writing her grandmother’s biography in her very spare free time. Hear Elizabeth recount her conversations with her grandmother as a youth and young adult; they are both moving…

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Kingikmiut Dance Festival

“Can you tell me a bit about the dance? What does it mean?” “That was my father’s dance. He wrote it and performed it, now I carry it on.” “I think this was about a seal. We’ve lost the translation so we don’t know for sure.” “Ohhhh… [laughs]. Well then, I have to tell you…

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Once Upon a Time to Happy Thereafter

Once upon a time, I arrived in Nome and met the four eleven people who would be my friends and co-workers for the year. When we five volunteers rode back to the house, Ellie Goulding’s “Anything Could Happen” played all the way through. We drove around the town, and the reality that these were my roomies…

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Profile: 8th Grade Learning Stories

Today marked the beginning of series of spots on KNOM from Nome-Beltz 8th grade students. The spots were written by students in Lynn DeFillipo’s writing class at Nome-Beltz Junior High. Every year, Lynn tasks her students with crafting unique stories about personal learning experiences from a special person in their life. Through a series of…

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