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Story49: A New Season in Shishmaref

Boats are just visible on the ocean beyond golden grass and a couple structures in Shishmaref.

Two stories of young people in Shishmaref who are eager to learn how climate change is affecting their island — and eager to do something about it.

Dateline: Shishmaref, Alaska

Shishmaref, Alaska

Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.

A missing girl found, and the threats of fall storms

Recently, KNOM coordinated with the Nome Police Department to locate a missing 10-year-old girl who had disappeared on her way home from school. Just as we always do for all missing-person cases, we immediately began broadcasting announcements with the girl’s description and her last known whereabouts, in the hopes that someone in our listening range […]