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, Mar. 4, 2016

Mar 5, 2016
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. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 26, 2016

Mar 1, 2016
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. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 19, 2016

Feb 19, 2016
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 ... 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 12, 2016

Feb 12, 2016

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. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Feb. 5, 2016

Feb 5, 2016
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. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Jan. 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016

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

Bristol Bay and Beyond, January 8, 2016

Jan 8, 2016

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 ... 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, January 1, 2016

Jan 4, 2016
Michelle Ravenmoon

Will this be another winter lost? Plus, tips for a healthier 2016, Bristol Bay Borough Mayor Karl Anderson on 2015 and the year ahead, and more. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Christmas 2015

Dec 28, 2015
Stephen Longfin

This week, a look back at the Manokotak Christmas miracle, ten years later, holiday travel woes, Title 47 "sleep off" in Dillingham, and who is this Trans-Siberian Orchestra we play so much of?

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 18, 2015

Dec 18, 2015

The Fairbanks Four freed, a look at the Governor's budget by the numbers, the Jam Master reviews Star Wars, local ballerinas (and o's) perform the Nutrcracker, plus much more ... 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Dec. 11, 2015

Dec 11, 2015
Clark Fair

Highlights and a final recap from Board of Fish, reaction on the Governor's new fiscal plan, plus wrestling regionals preview. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 20, 2015

Nov 20, 2015
Clark Fair

Rural people get moving, "frankenfish" get FDA approval, tips for effective speaking at Board of Fish, plus a writer shares thoughts on welcoming strangers. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 13, 2015

Nov 13, 2015
Clark Fair

BBRSDA has a new skipper at the wheel, the Bay should land its 2,000,000,000th salmon next summer, plus AMP tests, wind power, and volleyball. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Nov. 6, 2015

Nov 10, 2015

Webcam fans spot dead bears at Katmai, Hepatitis C cases concerns health officials, a Coffee House preview, and our Friday conversation with UA president Jim Johnsen. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Oct. 30, 2015

Oct 30, 2015
Clark Fair

What's giving us goosebumps this Halloween? Your stories about Hairy Man, Little People, the long-nailed woman, thunderbirds, and more. Plus - watch out for rabid bats and sugar overload.