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Jun 30 2014
Reel History: Salmon Patties and Benny Benson PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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Marina Cummiskey/KMXT
           Hello, I’m Marina Cummiskey, an intern at KMXT as part of the station’s summer archiving project. This week I listened to an Alaska Fisheries Report from 1993, hosted by Laine Welch. In the audio, Welch talked about a new menu item coming to the local Kodiak McDonalds.
            “And speaking of salmon, the manager of the Kodiak McDonalds is hoping customers will think fish instead of turkey this holiday season, he’s ordered 1000 salmon patties from a local processer, to test market at the local fast-food market.” 
            The manager, Gary Ervine, explained that the salmon burger will have all the toppings of a regular hamburger: American cheese, ketchup,  pickles and onions,  and served on a sesame seed bun. The year before the release of salmon patties, Kodiak McDonalds tested out salmon nuggets, as a variation on the popular chicken McNuggets, but the community’s reaction was mostly negative.
               I also digitized some mystery audio, with nothing labeled on the reel case. It turned out to be a storytelling program, but I could not find who was hosting or the date it was produced. The audio included the story of Benny Benson winning the competition for the Alaska flag design.

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Jun 30 2014
Monashka Kings Vital to Road System Enhancement PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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    Sportfishing for king salmon in the Monashka Creek and the waters of Monashka Bay outside the creek mouth closed on Saturday because there has so far been no fish returning to the system.
    According to Fish and Game’s Donn Tracy, the return to Monashka Creek is vital for the hatchery-reared king salmon enhancement project.
    The department usually collects 50 female and 50 male king salmon from the creek to be used in the project. Traditionally, at least half the needed broodstock has arrived by June 25th, but so far, Tracy says none have returned:
    If the run doesn’t pick up, Tracy says the department will go to one of the other road-system rivers – either the Olds or American – the hatchery project supports to try and collect the needed broodstock:
    Failing that, the department’s back up to plan B is to capture, rear and release coho salmon in lieu of kings for one year.
    The closure that went into effect over the weekend prohibits all sport fishing for king salmon, including catch-and-release in the Monashka Creek drainage and the waters of Monashka Bay inside a line extending from Miller Point to Termination Point. Sportfishing for other species in the closed area is allowed, but only one unbaited, single hook artificial lure may be used.

 
Jun 30 2014
Mayor Proclaims FilAm Month in Borough PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014

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    June is Filipino American month in Kodiak. The proclamation was made by Borough Mayor Jerrol Friend during the Borough Assembly’s regular meeting earlier this month.
    “It’s my honor tonight to make the proclamation declaring Filipino American heritage month in Kodiak, where as the Kodiak island borough is made up of a wonderful mosaic of culturally diverse people in where as Filipino Americans make vital contributions to the economic, social and political and cultural qualities of life in the community, and where as June 12th 2014 marks the 116th anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence.”
Mary Guilis-Hawver, the current president of the Filipino American Association, accepted the proclamation during the meeting.
    “On behalf of my organization and the Filipino community in Kodiak, I’d like to thank you and accept this proclamation declaring June 2014 as the FilAm heritage month in Kodiak.”
    The will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in the borough assembly chambers. It will be broadcast live here on KMXT.

 
Jun 27 2014
The Alaska Fisheries Report PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014

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Coming up this week, they started fishing on the Kuskokwim this week, much to the relief of pretty much everybody; The President is moving to crack down on IUU fishing to protect American stocks, and saving king salmon from low water. Thanks to Brianna Gibbs for filling in while Jay was away. We had help this week from KYUK’s Ben Matheson in Bethel and APRN’s Liz Ruskin in Washington DC.

 
Jun 27 2014
Reel History: My Green Earth, The Sun, Poetry PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014

 

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           Hi, I’m Al Asuncion, an intern at KMXT as part of the station’s summer archiving project. This week, I listened to the show “My Green Earth”, hosted by Stacy Studebaker, also known as Leila Liverwort.
           “Hello everyone and welcome to “My Green Earth,” a weekly radio show about the environment for the young and young at heart. I’m your host Leila Liverwort and today we’re going to dedicate our show to that big, round shining thing in the sky that we all love so much, the Sun.”
            This episode, titled “The Sun” aired on KMXT in March of 1994. In the show, Leila described how the Sun is so far away, but close enough for us to benefit.
            “It radiates so much energy that it warms our planet just the right amount to make life possible and comfortable most of the time.”
             This show also explained an astounding discovery about what makes up the Sun and how its energy is given off.
             “By studying the Sun with special instruments, scientists learned that hydrogen makes up about 90% of the Sun’s content and hydrogen and helium together make up 98%.  Now, the Sun’s gravity is so strong because it is so big that the center is ten times denser than iron. This enormous pressure changes the structure of atom, tiny bits of matter, within the core of the sun. To a process called nuclear fusion, the nuclei, or centers of hydrogen atom, fuse to form another element called helium. As this happens, energy is given off.
              This week, I also came across a reel containing a poem read by Susan Jeffrey for her contribution to International Women’s Day titled “Eight Days before She Died.”
               “I’m Susan Jeffrey and it’s my contribution to International Women’s Day, I’d like to hear a poem I’ve written. The poem is about Karen Silkwood, the first hero of the nuclear movement.”
                Jeffrey also explained how Karen Silkwood is a feminist hero.
                “She was a young woman when she got married a sophomore in college; she had three kids.  She told her husband that she wanted to finish college and go back to work, and he literally traded her in a more conventional model...wife.”
               The reel didn’t include any date for when the poem might have aired on KMXT. Here’s a bit of the poem for your enjoyment.
               Thank you for joining me this week as I recap some amazing real-to-reel audio.
 

 
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