Bristol Bay and Beyond

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Bristol Bay and Beyond, hosted by KDLG News Director Dave Bendinger, is our weekly newsmagazine with stories, conversations, and an occasional poem, essay, or song.

It's your home for a recap of the week's news and feature stories from Bristol Bay (and beyond). We love getting your ideas for stories or conversations you'd like to hear!

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We also love airing your poems, music, and essays. Contact us, or submit them to the email addresses above.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 10, 2017

Feb 10, 2017

Dillingham's Superior Court Judge Tina Reigh, the latest on the Nushagak orca fetus, an update from Winterfest, NWS says warmer spring than usual ahead, and poems from Chignik Bay.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 3, 2017

Feb 8, 2017

Rep. Bryce Edgmon on the latest in Juneau, with reaction from Evelynn Trefon and others fresh back from a trip to the state capital. A look at the borough feasibility study, plus a writer puts down her pen: Jennifer Shockley retires her role as the witty force behind Unalaska's world famous police blotter. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Jan. 27, 2017

Jan 27, 2017
courtesy Apayo Moore

Pebble CEO Tom Collier on company plans, Robin Samuelson and Kim Williams with reaction, plus Mark Lisac on his career at Togiak NWR, and Aleknagik's Carolyn Smith on the borough feasibility study.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Jan. 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017

Coming up this week, HIV in Bristol Bay, Sen. Coghill on SB 91, Slaviq, dog mushing decline, and leaving a felony behind.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 30, 2016

Jan 2, 2017

The hour long ICYMI edition: we revisit a few stories from 2016, including the two billionth salmon, a dramatic sea rescue, the hard to witness death of two gray whales, plus prom, walrus, poetry, and more.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 23, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Susie Jenkins-Brito

This week, a portrait of life on the streets. Plus, what Dick Proenneke's journals reveal about his life after fame. Speaker Bryce Edgmon joins to talk tough choices, a poem from Kokhanok, and Christmas bread.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 16, 2016

Dec 16, 2016
Avery Lill/ KDLG

Sen. Dan Sullivan on his priorities and Trump cabinet picks. Plus why wrestling rocks, and a profile of one standout young athlete. Subway's closing for a bit, church at the Dillingham jail, and lots of singing kids. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 9, 2016

Dec 9, 2016
Avery Lill / KDLG

Port Alsworth absorbs loss of four in downed plane. Plus, we talk low bull moose numbers, get a winning recipe for moose heart migas, visit a new coffee shop, and get tips for running those under-run snow go's.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 2, 2016

Dec 5, 2016

This week, reaction on annexation petitions passing LBC hurdle, solar power in Naknek, a local potter tells us about her work, and outgoing judge Pat Douglass joins for our Friday conversation.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 25, 2016

Nov 25, 2016

Come along for a trip around the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, with conversations with Andy Wink, Lange Solberg, Fish and Game's Sam Cotten, poetry, new gear, and more.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016
Robyn Chaney for KDLG

Voices from polling day, Kim Williams' reaction to election, Speaker Edgmon, O'Hara's 23 years on the RAC, and an honor roll from the Veteran's Day assembly. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 4, 2016

Nov 8, 2016
Robyn Chaney

This week, DPD Chief Pasquariello on murder, arson, and meth, plus hydroponic greens on the local shelves, a crab boat captain tells about the season, and a lifelong Cubs fan on World Series Game 7.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Oct. 28, 2016

Oct 31, 2016

This week, will we have a real winter? Plus an update from Fish and Feast, reflecting on the fishery with Mike Friccero, what the kids are wearing this Halloween, and a 'little cowboy' takes to wing.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Aug. 19, 2016

Aug 19, 2016
courtesy Robyn Chaney

This week, an update from Quinhagak following series of heroin overdoses. Plus, how translation at polling sites is going around Bristol Bay, boating safety, and Raina Thiele joins for our Friday conversation.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 12, 2016

Aug 12, 2016

AST's Sgt. Luis Nieves drops by, plus Wild Salmon Day and thoughts on protecting fishermen too. An elder shares about traditional spirituality, and Si Khan sings us out.