July 2014

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Amanda Hoeldt built a pen for the eagle she named, Eugene.

An eagle rescued near Aniak Tuesday and sent to Anchorage. – Photo by Jared Thorson

An Aniak woman came across an injured bald eagle earlier this week. With help from her community in remote Southwest Alaska, she gave the bird a second chance and brought it to the care of veterinary experts.

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AVEC serves 56 communities. Photo courtesy of AVEC.

AVEC serves 56 communities. Photo courtesy of AVEC.

The Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, or AVEC, was awarded a two-hundred thousand dollar grant earlier this month from the United States Department of Agriculture to provide free energy audits. Read more →

Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

For the second consecutive week, it’s “wait and see” for fishermen who are eager or anxious for the next commercial opening on Kuskokwim River.

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CVS commercial tender Kelly Mae in Bethel, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

CVS commercial tender Kelly Mae in Bethel, Saturday, July 12, 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

There’s no action yet from the Federal Subsistence Board on the proposed federalization of the coho salmon fishery. The board met in a work session Wednesday and talked through the issue.
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KYUK’s tower in Bethel. – Photo by Dean Swope

Bethel public radio station, KYUK, has selected the tribes of Kongiganak and Goodnews Bay as partners for building low power FM stations that would serve as repeaters for KYUK 640AM. Read more →

This edition of Wellness Wednesday took a focus on environmental health concerns.

Special guests for this program include Public Health Nurse Maggie Ryan, Dr. Ali Hamade PhD, DABT & Environmental Public Health Program Manager Alaska Section of Epidemiology, Leif Albertson; District Agent for the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Services, and Jennifer Dobson; the Environmental Health Services Manager for the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation.

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U.S. House Candidate Forrest Dunbar visited Bethel in July 2014.  Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

U.S. House Candidate Forrest Dunbar visited Bethel in July 2014. Photo by Ben Matheson / KYUK.

U.S. Representative Don Young’s main opponent in this fall’s U.S. House Election was not born until Young had been in office for a decade. Forrest Dunbar visited Bethel last week.

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KYUK recently switched This American Life to Saturday at noon, which left a vacant hour to be filled on Sunday evenings. The decision was made the fill the hour-long gap with two different half-hour segments. Read the descriptions below to find out more about the shows, and when they will air.

How To Do Everything
Here’s how this show works: listeners send hosts Mike Danforth & Ian Chillag questions—from “how do I break up with my hairstylist of 20 years” to “how do I not sound stupid when ordering wine” to “how do I escape a charging rhino”—and they answer them. Usually, given how little they actually know how to do, they find experts who can help answer the most bizarre of inquiries. How To Do Everything on Sunday evening starting at 8:06pm following NPR’s Headline Newscast on 640AM KYUK.

Encounters: Radio Experience in the North
Fans and listeners across the State of Alaska and beyond have been requesting that KYUK carry a show called Encounters; a weekly show focused on the nature around Alaska and other parts in the North. Join host Richard Nelson every Sunday on 640AM at 8:30pm for a half-hour segment containing a tight weave of scientific and indigenous perspectives, as Nelson bubbles over with boundless enthusiasm for all things wild.