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Today’s Talk Line topic was the Bethel Police Department. Listen to what Bethel citizens think about the BPD here:

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More than 30 Bethel community members prepare to march alongside the Chief Eddie Hoffman highway to raise awareness about Domestic Violence Awareness month. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

More than 30 Bethel community members prepare to march alongside the Chief Eddie Hoffman highway to raise awareness about Domestic Violence Awareness month. (Photo by Lakeidra Chavis/ KYUK)

This week on Delta Affairs Weekly, Eileen Arnold, Executive Director of the Tundra Women’s Coalition, or TWC, talks with host Anna Rose MacArthur about domestic violence.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The tradition began in 1989 when the US Congress designated October of that year the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Congress has passed similar legislation every year since.  Read more →

Martha Redbone is performing in Bethel on Tuesday Oct. 6th, as part of a three week Alaskan tour. (Photo courtesy of media.nola.com)

Martha Redbone is performing in Bethel on Tuesday Oct. 6th, as part of a three week Alaskan tour. (Photo courtesy of media.nola.com)

Martha Redbone is a musician and singer known for incorporating soul with Native American undertones. Since bursting onto the scene at the 2002 Native American Music Awards, she has earned a solid reputation as a sought-after collaborator, performer, educator, and mentor across Native North America and abroad. In early 2007, Redbone’s album Skintalk won the 6th Annual Independent Music Awards for Best R&B Album.

Her 2012 effort, The Garden of Love – Songs of William Blake, sets Blake‘s poetry to music that draws from rural Appalachia influences like English folk, African American, and Native American traditions.

Redbone toured nationally in 2013 with what she called The Martha Redbone Roots Project.

The New York Times said her voice holds “both the taut determination of mountain music and the bite of American Indian singing.”

In a conversation with KYUK’s Rybo Shore, Redbone discusses her band, the Roots Project, the incorporation of Blake’s poetry into her upcoming presentations at local elementary schools, and her recent travels across Alaska.

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Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 5.32.12 PMRedbone will be performing on Tuesday night at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel. Doors open at 6:30pm, and Alaskan performing artist Emma Hill will open the concert at 7pm with Redone’s performance to follow. Tickets are available in advance at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center, and can also be purchased at the door for $18-$23. 

Chuck Herman. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

Bethel City Council member Chuck Herman. Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.

This week on Delta Affairs Weekly, KYUK’s newest public affairs program, Bethel City Council member Chuck Herman talks with host Anna Rose MacArthur about suggested changes to the City’s anti-discrimination policy.

At the Sept. 22, 2015 City Council meeting, the Council agreed to draft language to include sexual orientation and gender identity under the City’s protected classes.

Herman suggested the changes.

In Friday’s conversation, Herman discusses these possible amendments along with other Bethel City Council issues.

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You can hear Delta Affairs Weekly on Friday mornings starting at 11:30am, and following the Talk Line Replay on Friday evenings starting at 8:30pm.

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“Talk Line” volunteer host Joe Moses, Jr. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

Participants in this edition of KYUK’s weekly Talk Line focused on the upcoming municipal election, the need for more youthful leadership in region-wide entities, municipal finances, and one caller defends a Bethel City Council member’s attendance- or lack thereof- of regularly scheduled City Council meeting citing that it’s a volunteer position that comes with a lot of time-consuming projects that take place outside of Council Chambers. These comments spark a broader debate on city politics.

Other conversations and calls feature upcoming events in Bethel, including a  fundraiser for the Bethel Fire Department, and as usual the 90-minute program supports many other locally relevant topics.

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You can participate in Talk Line live Friday mornings starting at 10am on 640AM, or listen to the encore edition- Talk Line Replay- on Friday evenings starting at 7pm.

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The cover of Chuck Sassara’s book “Alaska- Propellers, Politics & People”. Photo courtesy of www.goodbooksbadcoffee.com

John Active sat down for a conversation with pilot, politician and charter boat operator, Chuck Sassara, about his book and more in this revealing interview.

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Sassara will be available for a reading and book signing at KuC on Friday, Oct. 2nd, from 12-1pm. For more info on the event call 543-4515.

Leif Albertson and Alisha Welch (left) are both running for City Council. Photo by Geraldine Brink

Leif Albertson and Alisha Welch (left) are both running for City Council. Photo by Geraldine Brink

There are  six candidates vying for four seats on the Bethel City Council.  KYUK gave listeners the opportunity to hear from all the candidates on the issues most important to voters before they hit the voting booth on October 6th.

Representatives from local media outlets- Anna Rose MacArthur & Charles Enoch of KYUK News, and Kelly Lincoln from the Delta Discovery newspaper- asked a variety of questions to the candidates, and responses were held to a strict time limit.

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Bethel City Clerk, Lori Strickler, breaks down the ballot for the upcoming municipal election on the first installment of KYUK's newest public affairs program, "Delta Affairs Weekly." Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

Bethel City Clerk, Lori Strickler, breaks down the ballot for the upcoming municipal election on the first installment of KYUK’s newest public affairs program, “Delta Affairs Weekly.” Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

KYUK is proud to unveil it’s newest public affairs program “Delta Affairs Weekly.” The show will focus on the issues that affect the people of the YK Delta, and will feature different guests every week discussing all angles of the issue at hand.

The inaugural program features Bethel City Clerk, Lori Strickler, as she explains the upcoming municipal election ballot in detail. If you have any questions, doubts, or confusion about the upcoming election on October 6th, you’ll want to be sure to give this another listen before heading to the polls.

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‘Talk Line’ hosts Diane McEachern and Joe Moses, Jr. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

A reoccurring topic brought up on this edition of Talk Line was the upcoming municipal election. Another hot topic for the day was an oldie, but a goodie- vehicles for hire not being up to code, with malfunctioning lights, cracked windows, et cetera.

Listen to this politically and socially charged episode of Talk Line using the audio players below, or tune in to the Talk Line Replay tonight starting at 7pm on 640 AM KYUK.

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