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KNOM’s Tribute to Former Mayor Beneville

By Davis Hovey | July 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Nome Mayor James “Richard” Beneville reflects on a life of service in Western Alaska. In the fall of 2019 Richard sat down with KNOM to share his wisdom in this final interview.

Read-Along with Mary Jane Litchard

By JoJo Phillips | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mary Jane Litchard shares three stories, including an ekphrasis (or, a detailed spoken description) of this drawing she created in 2001. She also shares about her connection to the land and the opportunities she sees around her. Mary Jane is a celebrated poet and author from Western Alaska. The KNOM Read-Along airs every Friday at…

Gambell Seamstress Keeps Knowledge of Traditional Siberian Yupik Sewing Alive

By JoJo Phillips | June 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

Published by Lydia Apatiki of Gambell, with support from Kawerak Inc., “Sivuqam Kelugwi: A St. Lawrence Island Traditional Sewing Curriculum” uses a symbiosis of technology and traditional knowledge to revitalize a forgotten art.

Special Urbi et Orbi Blessing of Pope Francis

Listen now to our rebroadcast of a special message from Pope Francis, translated to English: a prayer for the end of the coronavirus epidemic.