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“Talk Line” host Joe Moses, Jr. shares a laugh with a caller. Photo by Geraldine Brink / KYUK

This week’s show features a number of different topics of conversation, coming to the KYUK airwaves both via telephone and email.

One caller shares her thoughts on banishment from villages, and whether they are a positive way to handle certain situations. Another caller shares his story of banishment, and how poorly the details of the banishment were handled.

Talk Line airs live every Friday morning from 10-11:30am on 640 AM, and the Talk Line Replay starts at 7pm on Friday evenings.

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Neil LaLonde, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

Neil LaLonde, Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge Manager. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

During a salmon management program that aired on KYUK Wednesday, fish managers gave more details about how subsistence fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim would be managed this year.

Federal manager, Neil Lalonde, announced a harvest of 7,000 chinook, or king salmon, no matter how poor the run, through a community permit system.
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KYUK’s Shane Iverson and Sophie Evan facilitated a two-hour show in English and Yup’ik on Wednesday the 20th regarding this season’s salmon management plan.

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L-R: Greg Roczicka, Aaron Poetter, Mark Leary, Neil Lalonde. Photo by Geraldine Brink/KYUK

The discussion includes what you need to know this summer and what the closures mean for the health of the river and its people. The first hour is dedicated to getting an understanding of the roles of federal, state, and tribal management plans. Comments and questions were taken via email and phone for the second part of the show.

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Mark Leary – Kuskokwim River Salmon Management Working Group RepresentativeIMG_7941

Greg Roczicka – Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission RepresentativeIMG_7929

Aaron Poetter – State Management Biologist, Alaska Department of Fish and GameIMG_7931

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This special program will be rebroadcasted on 640 AM on Wednesday, May 20th, starting at 7pm.

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Talk Line airs live from 10-11:30am every Friday morning on 640 AM. Photo by G. Brink/KYUK

This edition of KYUK’s Talk Line opens with an email encouraging people to do something about all the things they choose to complain about. Another caller is awaiting the arrival of mosquitoes, other callers offer up their opinions on a liquor store coming back to Bethel, and salmon return numbers and restrictions are scrutinized by several emails and calls.

Talk Line now airs for an hour and a half every Friday morning, and the Talk Line Replay airs on Friday evening starting at 7pm.

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Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Department of Transportation & Public Facilities logo. Courtesy of DOT & PF

Officials from the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities and a contractor are in Bethel this week to discuss updates to the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta Transportation Plan.
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LKSD Superintendent speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

LKSD Superintendent Jacob Jensen speaks to a gym full of LKSD faculty. Photo courtesy of LKSD

Lower Kuskokwim School District Superintendent Jacob Jensen has resigned effective June 30th. The LKSD board appointed Dan Walker as the acting superintendent. Due to Jensen’s need to be near his family for his wife’s health needs, the board placed Jensen on leave until summer.
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Traditional Chief Paul John listening to live translators during AVCP's 50th Annual Convention. Photo by Dean Swope

Traditional Chief Paul John listening to live translators during AVCP’s 50th Annual Convention. Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK

Association of Village Council Presidents Traditional Chief and Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation Honorary Board Member Paul John of Toksook Bay has passed away following months of heart problems. His family said he died in Anchorage around 8:00 a.m. Friday, March 6. He was around 88 years old according his family.
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Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK

Nora Guinn Justice Complex, Bethel, AK

Prosecutor Chris Carpeneti has resigned from the Bethel District Attorney’s office. His resignation comes on the heels of the Walker Administration’s firing of Bethel District Attorney June Stein. Carpeneti had been tapped to be interim leader at the Bethel DA’s office after Stein’s departure.

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Much of the Kuskokwim is bare ice, overflow areas on the sides of the river are a common hazard. Photo taken on March 4 by Charles Enoch

The side of the Kuskokwim by the boat harbor in Bethel. These uneven spots tend to be deeper during high tide. Photo by Charles Enoch

Bethel Search and Rescue chief Mike Riley said much of the trail on the frozen Kuskokwim River has remained stable despite recent spike in temperatures, but there are hazards due to standing water, overflow and glare ice. But the biggest problem, said Riley, is getting on and off the river.
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