On Sept. 16, Megan Onders spoke with UAF professor Franz Mueter, Matt Ganley with Bering Straits Native Corporation, and Nome Eskimo Community Executive Director Emma Pate about storm preparedness, fish research, the tribal response to harmful algal blooms and more.

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With Typhoon Merbok hitting Western Alaska over the weekend of Sept. 17, Danielle Slingsby speaks with fellow Kawerak staff Melanie Bahnke, Darlene Trigg, Cheri McConnell and Kevin Knowlton about what was lost, taking care of the land, and taking care of each other moving forward.

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During the premiere of Ocean Knowledge, listeners heard from Sylvester Ayek, who moved from King Island to Nome, about his journey, boat safety and staying healthy on the island. Kate Haapala, an analyst with the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, talked about the history of NPFMC and how it began to consider local subsistence knowledge in the management of and recommendations for fisheries. Final guest Gay Sheffield with the UAF Alaska Sea Grant shared about an on-going survey of harmful algal blooms and how they affect subsistence. Click below to listen to the full program.

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KNOM volunteers: Cathy Rubano, Colin O'Connor, and Sophia DeSalvo in the radio station wearing Christmas hats and laughing.

KNOM’s volunteers: Cathy Rubano, Sophia DeSalvo, and Colin O’Connor, now present you with a KNOM Radio production of the 2020 Annual Christmas Play. Listen as Tommy and Tammy travel back in time to the period before their grandparents were married. Their adventures along the way remind us what Christmas is about, even in tough times.

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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…

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