Bristol Bay and Beyond

Fridays at 12pm, 6:30 on AM 670, and 8:30 on 89.9 FM

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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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VPSOs are in short supply in the region, bed bugs aren't, lawmakers keep rolling further into overtime, and the Tanalian HS choir sings us out.  

F/V Skagerrak

Optimism in the salmon markets, elders scammed for drug money in Dillingham, plus a kayaker's incredible survival and rescue tale. 


Politics in Juneau and Republicans in Fairbanks, herring still strong in Togiak, a conversation with Lake and Pen's Nathan Hill, local poets slam, and what are you up to this shoulder season?

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Apr. 22, 2016

Apr 22, 2016
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We visit Newhalen to see a hydro electric plant and check-in on the Lake and Peninsula prom; as the nights get long, the Legislature gets weird; and back in Dillingham, there was a pop-up skatepark on Monday and another sign of spring is here: the annual musical.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Apr. 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016
Hannah Colton/KDLG News

Alaska Legislature going long, herring early at Togiak, a drifter weighs in on flood fishing, Bristol Bay Native Association has a new Director of Natural Resources and Togiak residents talk struggles and successes.

Michelle Ravenmoon

Heroin in Dillingham, prescription opiate management at BBAHC, a local artist reflects, Sands to fish the flood, and we get a boat ready for a spring launch. 

pilot Danielle Troll

Gov. Walker joins to talk about budget and revenues, we go looking for erosion in Dillingham (it's not hard to find), plus a new pilot breaks into the biz, and some poems, out loud. 

A. Krumm / Lake Clark NP

The House passed a budget, Bob King drops in for a visit, we put WAISC in a nutshell, and Unalakleet readies for Iditarod action.

JoAnne Knight

Reaction to Board of Fish meeting, a new way to count moose, behind the scenes with Pamyua, an Iditarod preview, and understanding the cost of adverse childhood experiences. 

Clark Fair

This week, Rep. Bryce Edgmon on the operating budget, politics at Board of Fish, Republicans head to the polls Tuesday, mushing in Kwethluck, and Beaver Round-Up past and present. 

Hannah Colton

Chief Justice Craig Stowers, why those Nush Peninsula caribou need harvesting, a look around town on a snowy day, a poem to remember Tony Jones, and more ... 


DOC commissioner Dean William, new ADA Pamela Dale, a ribbon cutting in Newhalen, on the hunt for ursi sightings, and some seasoned spouses share thoughts on making love work. 

Liz Julian USFWS

Reaction to Board of Fish nominees, why felony prosecutions often get reduced, DPD has bodycams, kids learning to trap, and Winterfest has its queen. 


Permit out-migration, Donlin Gold EIS, making nalaxone more available, Broken Walls in Dillingham, and teens playing cards. 


Dillingham Mayor Alice Ruby on the year past and ahead, who to watch this coming basketball season, Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas, and these lost-winter blues ...