Bristol Bay and Beyond

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

Credit Clark Fair

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.

Clark Fair

Herring harvests in Togiak, a Bethel city councilman threatened for speaking up on heroin, it's Wonka weekend, and who was Wade Hampton?

Hannah Colton, KDLG

The passing of Igiugig's Mary Olympic, Trident's new fishmeal plant in Naknek, voices from the boat yard, and a high schooler's award winning poem.

John Christensen

On this week's show, an update from Juneau, some talented young musicians converge in Dillingham, and how pricey airfare is impacting local business.

JoAnne Knight

Robert Heyano on his resignation from BBRSDA board, Dillingham chooses respect, plus Kenneth Savo, career fair, fab labs, and we build a boat box.

JoAnne Knight

It's N&N Market's last day of business, for now. There are new sockeye escapement goals for Bristol Bay rivers, and there was a hijacking at the airport, sort of.

Kaley Ottosen

A Bristol Bay double-ender restored for the State Museum in Juneau. Luan Madole, widow of VPSO Tom Madole, talks about healing and forgiveness. And Pi Day.

Clark Fair

A preview of the Iditarod, behind the scenes at Regionals, and some artists who've caught our attention.

JoAnne Knight

An update on this year's Beaver Roundup and a look back to years gone by. Rapper Samuel Johns talks about his message to youth, plus fish news.

JoAnne Knight

Author Annie Boochever on her novel Bristol Bay Summer, a gas war in Dillingham?, some speakers who say Ni, and thoughts on Beaver Round Up.

Clark Fair

Legal pot's do's and don'ts, the Leroy B. Dick Jr. case wraps up, a look at the puny winter, and a s-w-e-e-t-h-e-a-r-t speller stops in. 

Clark Fair, Yvonne Leutwyler

An update on VPSOs firearms training, a conversation with DCSD Superintendent Bill McLeod, and thoughts on accessing Dillingham's backcountry.

Joanne Knight

Pebble CEO Tom Collier talks federal lawsuits, Bryce Edgmon has reaction to Gov.'s budget address, a preview of the Coffeehouse, and more.

Clark Fair

This week: Annexation passes, budget woes ahead of legislative session, K300 getting underway, and advice for a healther 2015.

Annexation, varsity basketball, a glut of reds on the world market, and (even) more ways to find a good read in Dillingham.