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.

It's junior guide camp time of the year, an update with F.R.I., a look north to the Kuskokwim fishery, and a road to Manokotak?

Lindsay Layland

Another (the last?) Legislative update, a first fish with elder Ofi Olson, garage sale junkies, a long boat trip, and "Life is Right."

An update on the extended Legislative session in Anchorage, smolt in Iguigig, vintage sailboat fishing, and dangers of huffing.

Coming up this week:  

"It started rocking and rolling in that school, and all those kids are really trained well to duck under a table, and that's exactly what they did." 

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake rattled Southwest Alaska residents before bed last night. We’ll check in with one resident from Chignik Lagoon about the effects there.   Some residents in Naknek say the new Trident Fishmeal Plant was a little stinky during its test run with herring: 

"I could actually smell it inside my house, and that was not very pleasant." 

Clark Fair

Herring fishers in Dillingham, fisher poets in Oregon, salmon ear bones tell a tale, and a powerful voice for the region passes on.

JoAnne Knight

Dillingham's new incinerator fires up, Rep. Bryce Edgmon drops by, a Dillingham Marine is in Nepal, and healing love from the tundra.

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.