Kristin Hall

Despite the throw back format of not screening callers due to technical issues in the studio, the Talk Line hosts Zach and Joe fielded very current issues from listeners on this week’s call-in show. Much praise was directed at the ATG Memorial Park, while others pointed out some still pressing local issues like theft, drugs, and the increase of traffic around YKHC. Frequent caller, Cezary also weighs in on being a liberal. Listen to the entire show below.

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A slow start for the June 27 Talk Line quickly ramped up with a wide range of topics pertinent to the YK Delta. Catch the whole show below featuring Herman in Aniak and Teresa in Chuathbaluk giving their thoughts and opinions regarding fishing restrictions, Reyne and Susan in Bethel sharing some local events, and Cheri calling in from Anchorage to spread awareness on ANSEP.

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Among the many controversial aspects of salmon conservation lies the topic of weirs. Many have debated over whether they, indeed provide valuable information. Independent Kuskokwim biologist Doug Molyneaux joined KYUK host Ben Matheson, while John Active translated, as callers up and down the Kuskokwim posed questions and comments regarding the controversial topic of weirs on the Kuskokwim River.

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Learn more about fish escapement and monitoring by checking out some of the websites mentioned in the call-in show:

Screen Shot 2014-06-25 at 12.08.54 PMADF&G’s Bethel Test Fishery measures fish abundance at Bethel.

ADF&G’s Escapement projects count fish making it to spawning grounds.

The Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group publishes extensive information, including ONC subsistence surveys.

Biologist Doug Molyneaux’s weir presentation.

The Native Village of Napaimute publishes fishing information.

The summer of 2014 has been met with many questions regarding the state of the Kuskokwim King Salmon. With all of the buzz up and down the Kuskokwim River a call-in show on the topic was long over due. KYUK host, John Active provided translation for the bilingual call-in show, and was joined by Kuskokwim Salmon Working Group members Bev Hoffman and Fritz Charles, Alaska Department of Fish & Game’s Aaron Poetter, and the U.S. Wildlife Refuge’s acting manager Brian McCaffery. Listen to the entire 2-hour show below.

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Tune in for the next Kuskokwim Salmon Call-In Show with independent Kuskokwim biologist Doug Molyneaux Wednesday, June 25 at 11 a.m.