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, Oct. 23, 2015

Oct 23, 2015
Clark Fair

School size matters, a rescued Bristol Bay sea otter is getting treatment for asthma, plus an update on the special legislative session and the Fairbanks Four. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Oct. 16, 2015

Oct 16, 2015

Thoughts on a missing mariner, an update from AFN, a conversation about the new Wood River bridge, and tips for winterizing boats. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, October 9 2015

Oct 9, 2015
Apayo Moore

Two views on the Cohen Report, plus an update on Dillingham's trash incinerating, and the kids get a climbing wall. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, October 2, 2015

Oct 2, 2015

Local elections, villages shifting healthcare providers, DPD update on drug/murder investigations, plus cross country wraps up the season tomorrow.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, Sept. 25 2015

Sep 26, 2015

An update from NTSB on the Iliamna Otter crash, plus state budget woes, fall beluga hunting, and remembering a convicted killer. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, September 18 2015

Sep 23, 2015
Apayo Moore

Coming up this week, reaction on the fatal float plane crash, remembering a fallen DPD officer, and you share some moose hunting stories with us.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, September 4, 2015

Sep 4, 2015
Clark Fair

Celebrity edition: Obama's in Bristol Bay, Bear-ack Obearma draws crowds at Squaw Creek, and former NFL players, too. Plus, preserving tips for fall harvest ... 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 28, 2015

Aug 28, 2015
Michelle Ravenmoon

What you're thinking about Obama's visit, plus Chignik Lagoon goes hydro, Igiugig's relearning an old tongue, and Perryville makes a little national news.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 21, 2015

Aug 21, 2015

A visit to the new Tanalian School in Port Alsworth, a Bristol Bay lodge that caters exclusively to wounded vets, and another carving a niche in King Salmon.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 14, 2015

Aug 15, 2015

Complicated salvage of M/V Challenger, Northern Dynasty is raising cash, a float down the Pungo, dogs chasing bears, and a visit to a farm.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, August 7 2015

Aug 7, 2015

Manokotak's annexation, the dangers of an over-the-counter heroin substitute, more on fall hunting, and dino fossils in Katmai?

Bristol Bay and Beyond, July 31 2015

Jul 31, 2015

Reaction to Bingman foreclosure, caribou hunting opens tomorrow, farewell to Ranger Berkhahn, Yup'ik singer Byron Nicholai, and more ... 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, July 17 2015

Jul 17, 2015

An fishing update from Ekuk Beach, Murkowski on Izembek Road push, successful addiction recovery, plus reindeer and fireweed jelly.

Bristol Bay and Beyond, July 3, 2015

Jul 3, 2015

Is the run on the brink or about to bust? Plus, small processing, canned salmon, and the mother of a victim of opioid addiction shares her story. 

Bristol Bay and Beyond, June 26, 2015

Jun 26, 2015

A firefighter shares stories from the front, Katmai's bear cams draw millions of viewers, Salmon Camp, Ray Williams, and Paul Greenberg.