Chinook Salmon Bycatch; And HB132

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This week on Alaska Edition: The North Pacific Fisheries Management Council takes action on Chinook salmon bycatch in Alaska’s pollock fishery. How could the veto of HB132 affect the Mat-Su Valley? Where does Medicaid expansion stand in the legislature?

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HOST: Ellen Lockyer

GUESTS:

  • Lauren Rosenthal, news director, KUCB – Unalaska
  • Jim Sykes, assemblyman, Matanuska-Susitna Borough
  • Nancy Merriman, Alaska Primary Care Association

KSKA (FM 91.1) BROADCAST: Friday, April 17 at 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 6:00 p.m.

Alaska Public Television BROADCAST: Friday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m.

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APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone. Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA elockyer (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8446 | About Ellen