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Story49: Stephen Blanchett

In November, Story49 featured Stephen Blanchett of Bethel, Alaska. Stephen is a founding member of the band Pamyua. In this episode, Stephen discusses his musical inspirations and gives advice to aspiring artists and musicians.   http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-17-Story49-StephenBlanchett.mp3

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Update News: October 30th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: After two months of drilling at Pilgrim Hot Springs, work crews are packing up. Hear today’s profile; Board of Ed meets to discuss audit, strategic plan, Native Education Parent Committee; Senators from N. Dakota and Alaska introduce a bill for a commission to protect Native children; AK state legislators considering legislation banning…

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Update News: Tuesday, August 20, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Archaeological site in Quinhagak reveals largest collection of pre-contact Yup’ik artifacts; Alaska State Troopers still searching for Unalakleet man accused of confronting police with a firearm; Anchorage police cracking down on drunk driving; Senate subcommittee looking into issue of education funding; Alaska Office of Boating Safety reminds boaters and hunters on the…

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Elder Voices: Nancy Walunga

  “It’s important to let them know who you are, where you are from, your language. When you get older you will see how important it is. Our history.”                                                    …

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Update News: Monday, July 22, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska’s House Committee on Community and Regional Affairs held public hearing in Nome on Saturday; Two elderly Yup’ik speakers and two tribal organizations file federal lawsuit against State of Alaska; Eight legislators and sixteen delegates traveled to Nome Friday after weeklong PNWER summit; Small community in Southeast Alaska must double student population…

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Elder Voices: Harriet Penayah, Part Three

This series features Yupik Elder Harriet Penayah. Listen to the previous episode here. Harriet Penayah stays active in her community. The 80 year-old elder teaches children native drumming and dance. She also recently opened up her home to her community’s youth. Savoonga has no teen center. After the “hang-out place” closed down, Harriet saw teens…

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Elder Voices: Harriet Penayah, Part Two

This series features Yupik elder Harriet Penayah. Listen to the first episode here. For most of her life, Harriet Penayah worked as a health aide in Savoonga. She tended to the wounded and sick within her community, stitching up cuts, transfusing blood, and even delivering twins. There were no doctors in Savoonga. No nurses. But Harriet says…

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Elder Voices: Mike Williams, Sr.

Mike Williams, Sr. is a well-regarded man. An Iditarod veteran, Yupik elder, and prominent tribal rights advocate, Williams is the type of musher who draws a big crowd at the finish line, even if he comes in 45th place. He shares some of his stories on the latest edition of KNOM’s Elder Voices. Williams has mushed for…

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Conversations in rural Alaska

A regular part of our mission is to send our hardworking volunteers to the rural, isolated villages in our listening area, especially when events rally those communities together around a particular cause. Last month, volunteers Eva DeLappe and Lucus Keppel visited one of the communities closest to KNOM: Teller, a village on the coast of…

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Update News: Monday, June 25, 2012

In Monday’s news: Two people found dead following a Friday house fire in Galena; A 4 year old boy dies from injuries after falling off a bulldozer driven by his father; State biologists say low king salmon returns are likely a result of problems in the ocean, not freshwater; Norton Sound crab fishermen could make…

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