Showcase highlights healthy workplaces

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After two and a half decades of faithfully sharing jobs in the region during KNOM’s weekly Job Files show, Vickie Erickson retired last year. Dan Fishel, who took over the regular Job Files hour, is trying something new in addition to the usual show: an employer showcase.

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Tribal-led study tests for toxins

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“Help is not coming fast enough for our generation. So at the direction of our leadership, we will make sure measures are in place to protect our most vulnerable; our children and future generations,” Savoonga citizen Vi Waghiyi with Alaska Community Action on Toxics recently told morning show listeners.

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Dear Friend… (April 2023)

In rural Alaska, sled dog mushing remains an active, recreational sport for many. Sled dog teams were once a work tool, critical to the life of families who live off the beaten bath — the horse of the Arctic.

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Elder Wisdom: Karen Nassuk

Karen Nassuk, educational aid at Koyuk Malimiut School, shares about an encounter with a whale. Listen to her story below. Image at top: Karen Nassuk at Koyuk school. Photo by Scotty Campbell, KNOM (2023).

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UAF Northwest supports rural Alaska with specialized skill courses

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The University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest, located in Nome, teaches specialized skills such as snow machine repair and indoor plumbing. With maintenance services on multiple-month-long wait lists, if available at all, practical skills are in high demand in communities across Western Alaska.  Fun classes offered this semester include subarctic gardening, introduction to Iñupiaq, and ceramics.…

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