Bristol Bay and Beyond: April 21, 2017

Apr 21, 2017

This week, Rep. Bryce Edgmon joins us in studio for an update, The Nature Conservancy has water rights at Lower Talarik Creek, a look at Dillingham's landfill challenges, and kids get sciencey ahead of Earth Day.

Sunrise over Nushagak Bay.
Credit Sarah Grace Durrance

Bristol Bay and Beyond, April 21, 2017: This week, Alaska House Speaker Bryce Edgmon is in town while the legislature takes a quick breather. "Really what you have between the House and the Senate right now is competing visions for what the future of the state is going to look. That's how momentous this whole fiscal discussion really is," he says. The Nature Conservancy's Rand Hagenstein joins to discuss its recent granting of an in-stream water reservation at Lower Talarik Creek. We take a tour of the landfill to get a sense of why Dillingham's trash problems are so costly. Plus (more than) a handful of youngsters lay some science facts on us ahead of Earth Day tomorrow. Those stories, plus a look back at some of the week's news.

Bristol Bay Historical Society president Fred Anderson was able to get a hold of one of Bristol Bay's old fishing boats, courtesy of a museum in Anchorage. It arrived in Naknek Thursday, we'll have the details next week.
Credit Sharon Thompson

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The moment when Tanalian's choir learned they had qualified for the state competition next month. They will be performing "Emerald Stream" by Seth Houston.
Credit Patty Nabinger

"Winter exhales as summer begins her inhale and the season in between is short and sweet. I am rejuvenated with the re-awakening of life as the birds return and the creek flows again."
Credit Michelle Ravenmoon / Pope-Vannoy Landing

Credit Sarah Grace Durrance