Don Young was the guest of this week's edition of Talk of Alaska. During the
one-hour, state-wide, call-in program, two of the participants were from
owner Rhonda Maker and former Kodiak city councilman, Charlie Davidson took
part in the show which is hosted by Steve Heimel.
call, Maker attempted to find out where the congressman stood on a
controversial fisheries issue.
-- (Talk 1 "Rhonda
joins the ...a reality.")
Catch shares weren't the only
controversial fishing topic that came up during the program. Young
also responded to several
questions about salmon fishing on the Yukon River.
He said he'd like to see a hatchery where the Porcupine River flows
into the Yukon River. He also said he'd like to see incentives
that would encourage a lower bycatch by Pollack trawler fleets.
It wasn't fish but healthcare issues that prompted Davidson
to call the program.
-- (Talk 2 "Let's
go to ... the cost of health.")
The republican congressman went
on to say that he thinks doctor shortages in America could be solved by allowing
doctors to start practicing general medicine after four years in school.
"Talk of Alaska" is a production
of the Alaska Public Radio Network.