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Johanna Eurich

Managing Editor

Johanna Eurich's vivid broadcast productions have been widely heard on National Public Radio since 1978. She spent her childhood speaking Thai, then learned English as a teenager and was educated at a dance academy, boarding schools and with leading intellectuals at her grandparents' dinner table in Philadelphia.

Eurich learned broadcasting in 1974 and helped advocate for the work of independent radio producers and stations. She moved to Alaska to be News Director of KSKA in Anchorage after helping put WVMR on the air - a solar heated radio station in one of the poorest parts of Appalachia. 

She has worked for the Alaska Public Radio Network, KTNA in Talkeetna, KDLG in Dillingham, as well as periods at KCUK, in Chevak and KBRW in Barrow. She was at KYUK in 1996 and returned as Managing Editor in 2016.

Calista Corporation

The average age of Calista Corporation's shareholders is going down, and the regional native corporation is working to meet its new, younger stockholders' desire to communicate via the internet.

One of the sites in Kasayuli subdivision that the Parks, Recreation, Aquatic Health and Safety Center Committee is currently discussing for the a new park. Photo taken June, 6, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The first step toward building a park in Bethel’s Kasayuli subdivision may happen in October. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau met with Michelle DeWitt, who chairs the Parks, Recreation, Aquatic Health and Safety Center Committee, to discuss a meeting that the group had on Monday when they toured two potential sites for a new playground and park in the subdivision. DeWitt says that the discussion ranged from the benefits of a park, to some of the problems.

 

 

 


Though this is Naim Shabani's first time on the ballot, he has been doing the job for five months after he was appointed to fill a vacancy.
Katie Basile / KYUK

A co-owner of Kusko Cab, Naim Shabani is no stranger to Bethel city government. He had been serving on Bethel’s Public Safety and Transportation Commission for five years before he was appointed to the City Council earlier this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Before being appointed by the Council mid-term to his present seat, Mark Springer had served two previous terms on Bethel’s City Council. It’s his third time on the ballot.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Mark Springer is an old Council hand. Before being appointed by the Council mid-term to his present seat, Springer had served two previous terms on Bethel’s City Council. It’s his third time on the ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


There is an all-out alert for a young man from Bethel who was last heard from over two weeks ago.

Interns spent ten weeks working with CVRF in a range of different locations this summer.
Courtesy of CVRF.

Kids are heading home from a summer learning experience with Coastal Villages Region Fund, the offshore fisheries Community Development Quota recipient for this area of the Bering Sea coast. The internship program hired 18 interns from Hooper Bay, Chefornak, Scammon Bay, Tununak, Quinhagak, Chevak, Toksook Bay, Napaskiak, Kipnuk, and Napakiak.

Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is under a court order to provide the translation of election materials into Native languages to Yup'ik communities in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, the Bristol Bay region, and Gwich’in country in the Interior. On Thursday, the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing in Anchorage to review the state’s work and to look at the implications of a plan to shift the state to voting by mail.


Katie Basile / KYUK

The State of Alaska is on target to provide election materials in Alaska’s Native languages in order to meet a court-ordered deadline in a voting rights case.

Katie Basile / KYUK

How will Alaska Native citizens whose primary language is not English and who have limited ability to read and write be able to use mail-in ballots? That’s one of the question being delved into today, Thursday, August 24, when the Alaska Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights meets in Anchorage.

Katie Basile / KYUK

A commercial opening in District 2 of the Yukon River begins today.

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