July 2013

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With a recent outbreak of Tuberculosis reported in the YK Delta this week’s Wellness Wednesday presentation could not have come at a more appropriate time. Molly Hales, Katy Krings, and Evie Achee from the Public Health Center in Bethel were able to educate listeners and spread awareness of the bacterial infection. They were even able to sit down with 78 year old Yupik Elder Katie Roehl prior to the show to hear her personal story of being diagnosed with the disease in 1940; one of most devastating times for the disease not only in Alaska, but also the entire nation. Listen to Roehl’s story below.

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The Community Music Drive has come to a very successful end after weeks of collecting music from the public. With the help of many generous listeners the KYUK music library has gained even more character and some priceless gems including tracks from local artists like the Fort Yukon Athabascan Fiddlers to Tom Waits to Dusty Springfield. The KYUK music library was not the only lucky one in this scenario. As a thank you we entered everyone’s name in a drawing to win some KYUK prizes. See all of the winners below. Congratulations and thank you to everyone that contributed music for the Community Music Drive.

KYUK T-Shirts
Andy Angstman
Jean Brinich
Shailee Nelson
Tina Powers
Eric Whitney

“Side A/Side B” by Pamyua
Mike Husa
Mark Osterman