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“Dear Friend…” (October 2020)

The cultures of Western Alaska are strong, beautiful, faithful, and resilient. By embracing culture, KNOM’s programming highlights the strength and history that lives on in these traditions. For nearly fifty years, KNOM has been honored to not only witness, but record, amplify, and share cultural resources and values. Regular programs like “Elder Voices,” Native music, […]

Alaska Native Women Rally to Search for Missing Woman

The Nome community sprang into action on August 30, when 33-year-old Florence Okpealuk disappeared. Like many in the area, Billie Jean Miller of Nome was heartbroken to see the report that she was missing. They played basketball together as girls and Okpealuk, who is a few years older than Miller, became a trusted friend off […]

Debris from Asia, Russia Floating Across the Bering Strait

An influx of empty containers and hazardous marine waste has washed up in beach communities across Western Alaska this year. Those involved in the cleanup say it’s most likely coming from the other side of the Bering Strait. “There are lot of water bottles, but some of it is butane, some of it penetrating oil […]

Vatican & World News

Listeners can now tune in to Vatican & World News every day at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., immediately following National Native News. The daily fifteen-minute newscast is produced by the Vatican and features international and ecclesiastical news.

“Dear Friend…” (September 2020)

Presence is the source of transformation. Lasting change and good solutions happen in the context of relationship. The first line in our mission statement, Encountering Christ, means to experience His presence and allow it to transform us. Christ did not come to judge the world, but to set it right. His presence heals, restores, and […]

Unalakleet Patient Shares COVID-19 Experience

In one episode of Sikkulautaq (pronounced “sik-oo-LOW-tuq”), Amber Cunningham of Unalakleet shared her experience of catching COVID-19 while on a trip to Anchorage. The show is produced by Laureli Ivanoff, for Norton Sound Health Corporation. Cunningham described being surprised and amused at not being able to smell things that normally have a strong scent, like […]

“Dear Friend…” (July 2020)

What is the difference between change and transformation? Change focuses on the past and reacts in the short-term. Change wishes things were better. Change is transactional – it replaces one thing with another. Transformation, on the other hand, is a deliberate choice based on foundational values. It creates consensus, trust and a safe place for […]