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Katie Basile

Multimedia Producer/Director

Katie Basile is a photographer and multimedia storyteller from Bethel, Alaska. 

After graduating with a degree in Photojournalism from the University of Montana, Katie lived in Prague and interned with Spectrum Pictures. Eventually she settled in Brooklyn, New York where she lived and worked for six-years.

Katie recently returned home to Bethel, Alaska where she continues to focus on documentary work and explores multimedia storytelling with rural Alaskan youth.

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A major KYUK funding source is under threat by a proposed budget cut from the Trump Administration. 

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Over a hundred people gathered in Anchorage recently to talk about ways to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault.  

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Calista Education and Culture, or CEC, a nonprofit organization, is working to collect traditional names and stories of places in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and share that knowledge with the region. To do that they’re creating an interactive, online map of the Delta in Yup’ik and English, called the Yup’ik Atlas. This week, CEC is hosting a workshop in Bethel, teaching community members how to add their traditional knowledge to the online tool.

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Over the weekend, you heard and saw a lot from KYUK reporters about the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Races. While KYUK was on the trail, student reporters were in Bethel producing stories on the races. The seven students came from Kwethluk, Mekoryuk, Quinhagak, and Bethel to take part in the Lower Kuskokwim School District’s Multimedia Journalism class.

During an intense weekend of dog mushing coverage, LKSD Student Journalists produced six videos featuring Kuskokwim 300 mushers, volunteers, organizers, and fans. If you haven't seen them already, check them out here. 

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Watch this Kuskokwim 300 overview video produced by student journalists from the Lower Kuskokwim School District.

Student journalists from Kwethluk, Bethel, Mekoryuk, and Quinhagak joined forces to cover the 2017 Kuskokwim 300 race weekend in Bethel, January 17-23.

The Multimedia Journalism class is in its fifth year. Students from the Lower Kuskokwim School District apply for the class, and are selected based on skill set and interest.

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Freezing cold temperatures didn't stop mushers and fans from celebrating the 38th Kuskokwim 300 weekend. Check out these moments captured over the weekend of January 20, 2017, from the start of the Bogus Creek 150 to the finishers of the Kuskokwim 300. 

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Kuskokwim 300 finishers, Pete Kaiser, Brent Sass and Richie Diehl share a few words with KYUK after crossing the finish line. Watch these exclusive KYUK interviews.

K300 2nd Place Brent Sass from KYUK on Vimeo.

Richie Diehl k300 3rd place from KYUK on Vimeo.

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Bethel demonstrators marched in solidarity with protesters around the world calling for women's rights in the wake of President Trump's inauguration. 

Signs in both English and Yup'ik called for basic equal rights for women and all people regardless of race or religion.

Organizer Bev Hoffman was happy with the turnout.

"It was a great day in Bethel, Alaska. 2.5 Million women, men and children joined in Women's Marches around the world and wes showed up in -25 temperatures Bethel Strong! It made me so proud to be a part of it," Hoffman said.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and the Tundra Women's Coalition is hosting several events to raise awareness in the YK Delta. Eileen Arnold, TWC Executive Director, met with John Active to discuss some of the events coming up this month. 

Byron Maczynski
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This is our last profile in our series of interviews with the candidates running for Bethel City Council. KYUK's Anna Rose MacArthur spoke with Byron Maczynski, who is currently serving on City Council as Vice Mayor. 

To listen to the full interview, please scroll to the bottom of the page.