Kristin Leffler, KNOM - Nome


Voices From Nome’s Dream Theater

Back in 1944, a 15-year-old Alaska Native girl named Alberta Schenck stood up against the segregated seating policy at Nome’s Dream Theater. Her case, paired with Elizabeth Peratrovich’s, was eventually instrumental in the passing of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act in Alaska. That was 10 years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, and nearly 20 years before the passing of the Civil Rights Act. Download Audio

Family of Four Starts 500-mile Trek to Kotzebue

As Iditarod mushers were finishing their 1,000-mile journey, a family of four was just beginning their own trek from under the ceremonial burled arch. Bretwood “Hig” Higman, Erin McKittrick, and their two young kids Katmai and Lituya started their 500-mile trek from Nome to Kotzebue on Friday. Over the next few months, they plan to walk, ski and paddle up the Bering Strait. Download Audio

Story49: Love Series – Coffee and Rolls

This is the tale of two people who had given up on the idea of soul mates until they met each other on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea. Download Audio

Elim Celebrates Elder’s 100th Birthday

Elim’s Eliza Katongan celebrated a big milestone last week: she’s officially been alive for a century, and she says it feels good. On Thursday, Jan. 8, friends and family travelled from all over, including Shaktoolik, Unalakleet, Koyuk, and Montana, to celebrate Eliza’s 100th birthday. Download Audio