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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.

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.

Dean Swope / KYUK

The fatal Ravn Air crash near Togiak last fall was the focus of the investigative hearing held by the National Transportation Safety Board in Anchorage on Thursday. Sitting in the audience was Ravn’s new CEO, Dave Pflieger.

“My focus has been, and always will be, on safety,” Pflieger said, “and this is now my fourth airline as a CEO. It’s the very first thing I do, is focus on safety when I get in a company.”

Johanna Eurich / KYUK

Alaska commuter pilots fly into airports that can consist of a gravel strip, and not much else.


Dean Swope / KYUK

Today, Thursday, August 17, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is looking into the safety of Alaska skies. 


Katie Basile / KYUK

Climate change may be responsible for pushing Alaska’s gray whales up into estuaries and rivers like the Kuskokwim.


Katie Basile / KYUK

Parts of the gray whale taken near Napaskiak on Thursday are traveling up and down the region. 

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