Kristin Hall

Yuk to Yuk: September 22

by Kristin Hall on September 22, 2014

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Candidates Juan Sosa (left), Byron Maczinski, and Juanita Sosa at the KYUK Candidate Forum.

Candidates Juan Sosa (left), Byron Maczinski, and Juanita Sosa at the KYUK Candidates Forum.

Bethel voters head to the polls on October 7th to elect three city council members. KYUK’s City Council Forum on September 16th brought together the seven candidates for a discussion on the city’s top issues.
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Dr. Tim Hunt visits KYUK

by Kristin Hall on August 29, 2014

After Dr. Tim Hunt administered over 70 free spay and neuters around the YK Delta this week it’s no surprise why he’s currently in the running to be America’s Favorite Veterinarian. He even has his own pet food brand very appropriately named Dr. Tim’s. Dr. Tim was able to sit down with us and talk about his experience as a veterinarian, dog mushing, and the free spay and neuter program.

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Republican Candidate Joe Miller participated in the Rural Forum as did Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan.

Republican Candidate Joe Miller participated in the Rural Forum as did Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan.

With the Alaska primary election less than two weeks away Republican voters have a tough decision to make between the three GOP candidates vying for the U.S. Senate seat against Democrat Mark Begich. After countless hours and dollars of campaigning Dan Sullivan, Mead Treadwell, and Joe Miller sat down with KYUK’s Ben Matheson for the statewide Rural Alaska Republican Senate Candidates Forum. Listen to the show in its entirety as the three candidates express their views and opinions on topics including fish conservation, CDQ distributions, native voting rights, and the Affordable Care Act.
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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.

With the announcement of the first federal opening for six inch gear of the season and passionate comments from an anonymous Fish & Wildlife fan, salmon, bycatch, and regulations monopolized the discussion in this week’s Talk Line. Callers shared their thoughts on these topics while tying in themes of respect, equality, and tradition. Listen to the entire program below.

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Talk Line host, Diane MccEachern had the pleasure of sitting down with Pam Reilly and Mikaela Simpson from the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association, CAAMA Radio. in central Australia. Reilly and Simpson visited Bethel as part of their tour throughout the United States to visit different indigenous community radio stations for cross-cultural training. Learn more about these ladies and their culture below.

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