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Suwat: Audiology

The Liitfik Wellness and Treatment Center will eventually live in a new, two-story building across the street from the Norton Sound Regional Hospital (pictured), according to NSHC President Angie Gorn. Photo: Laura Kraegel, KNOM.

On March 22, Dr. Ashley Earp shared updates from the audiology department at NSHC, including new research on correlations between a lack of running water and ear infections and updating screening protocols for accuracy.

Suwat: Child Abuse Prevention Month

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On March 29, host Danielle Slingsby discussed the work of Kawerak’s Child Advocacy Center, community events, and resources for prevention and healing with guests Jennifer Dean Johnson and Wanja Kinuthia.

Suwat: Summer jobs for youth

A tundra landscape in summer in rural Alaska

In this episode of Suwat with NSHC, hosts Danielle Slingsby and Reba Lean talk with NSEDC’s Irvin Barnes about internships and summer job opportunities for youth.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For millions of Americans, St. Patrick’s Day is a time to party. Green beer, green clothes and general revelry makes everybody somewhat Irish — at least for one day in the middle of March. But March 17 is a holy, high holiday for the estimated 1.3 billion Catholics that revere St. Patrick and his mission […]

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).

Suwat: Infant health


On Feb. 8, NSHC staff Hilary Fello and Reba Lean discuss health resources for pregnancy and babies. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) is a federal, income-based program that provides financial assistance for staple foods, breast-feeding support, and family nutrition support.

Ocean Knowledge: Episode 7


On Feb. 10, Gay Sheffield and Rick Thoman discussed ecological research in conjunction with regional knowledge with Ocean Knowledge host Megan Onders.

Ocean Knowledge: Episode 6

Multiple pink salmon swimming underwater

On Jan. 27, Ocean Knowledge host Megan Onders breaks open fish and fishing research related to the marine environment of the Bering Sea with several guests: UAF Ph.D. student Austin Flanigan, UAF Research Engineer Hank Statscewich, Liang Wu who is a doctorial candidate in International Shipping and Seafarer Studies at CUNY, Indigenous People’s Council for Marine Mammals Chairman Mike Miller, and NOAA Research Biologist Kathi A. Lefebvre, Ph.D.

Suwat: Norton Sound health

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Kawerak partnered with Norton Sound Health Corporation to share what’s happening with Norton Sound health. On Jan. 25, NSHC CAMP department staff Tracy Gregg, Nicole Mertz and Reba Lean joined Danielle Slingsby to talk about fitness classes.

KNOM calling for Elder voices

Do you know an Elder who would like to share a story with Western Alaska? Watch the video to learn how to contribute to Elder Voices on KNOM 780 AM 96.1 FM.