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Aleina Tanabe

Wellness Program Producer

Aleina Tanabe was KYUK's first Jesuit Volunteer. She worked as KYUK's Wellness Program Producer from 2017 to 2018. Aleina grew up in Kailua, Hawaii and studied Biology and Sociology at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. After graduating, she served as a Jesuit Volunteer in Yakima, Washington and came to Bethel to complete her second year with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest.

Petra Harpak / KYUK

Gladys Jung fifth graders interview Bethel's elder, Peter Atchak about elder knowledge of climate change.


Katie Basile / KYUK

Scientist, Janessa Esquible talks with Bethel fifth graders about her experience as a scientist.


Last spring, a team of intrepid fifth graders at Gladys Jung Elementary School explored the impact that climate change could have on their communities.
Christine Trudeau/KYUK

Last spring, an intrepid team of fifth graders at Gladys Jung Elementary School explored the impact that climate change could have on their communities. With a little help from KYUK, a group of gumshoe reporters from Erin Arno’s fifth grade class interviewed an Elder and a Western-trained scientist about the changes they had observed.


Avery Lill / KYUK

The Kuskokwim 300 is always a tough race, and this year was no exception. Wary of the uncountable open holes on the rivers, organizers rerouted the trail only days before the competition. After running their dogs through brutal glare ice, a third of this weekend's competition scratched. For the mushers who did complete the 2018 K300, the course was grueling and exhilarating. A small army of local families and volunteers helped them along the way.