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S. Grady Deaton

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Grady is from all over Born in New Orleans, raised in Brownsville, Texas, and hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. Here are his words...

I come to you from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, where I was raised.  I have two daughters there and they are one very big reason I still call Texas home.  There in Brownsville, I steward a small Unitarian Universalist congregation to which I have made a lifelong commitment.  I organized several grass roots efforts there as I have a deep calling to organizing and community building there and everywhere I may roam.<br> 

In Massachusetts, I taught technology at Cambridge Center for Adult Education, managed a Boston Housing computer lab, and maintained a small list of computer consulting clients.  I also did seasonal work on occasion at Mahoney's Garden Center in Brighton so I could support my gardening habit and could be found at several community gardens in town. I volunteered with Veteran's for Peace and served on the executive committee as board secretary. I worked, on occasion, at the Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry as an administrative volunteer.  I chaperoned urban youth on farm tours with theMove.org, served meals at the Friday Night Supper Club in Boston, and  tutored GED and ESL students in the Charlestown Community Adult Education Center.  I attended Arlington Street Church downtown, and as an active congregant, I taught Sunday school in the children's religious education program.  

Here in Bethel I am just as busy.  I came here to be a part of the ongoing Best in the West small business competition and hope to help form a small business networking group or "virtual incubator".  I host a monthly music night called "Bethel LIVE!" I am active as a patron and mc for Bethel Council on the Arts.  I serve on the Citizen Action Grants Committee as my civic engagement at the municipal level. You can find me running children's programs as the Children and Family Services Assistant at the Kuskokwim Consortium Library. 

Most exciting to me is my engagement with the technology and programing here at KYUK.

  You will see me walking my German Shorthaired Pointer, Atfalati.  Other than that I'm probably hiding away reading a book, binge watching a series on Netflix, or playing computer games.

Kim Smith

Kim Smith, Akiak Social Prevention Coordinator, and Anthropologist William Voinot-Baron called into our show to share projects they are working on regarding the study of the relationship we have with both fish and ourselves. They also shared news of the newly built community fish camp, and the youth programs that they have held and will hold there.


Petra Harpak / KYUK

Bethel Public Works Director Bill Arnold dropped in for our short show on Monday to announce scheduled maintenance and fire hydrant installations that will result in scheduled service interruptions for ASHA housing.


Carole Jung Jordan
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Born in Bethel and raised in Napakiak, Carole Jung Jordan is running for Bethel City Council in hopes of making a positive difference in the community.

Shadi Rabi
Courtesy of Shadi Rabi

  

In just a little over two and a half years, Shadi Rabi has become a fixture in Bethel’s health and safety community. Now Rabi is running for Bethel City Council.

 

Anny Cochrane
Courtesy of Anny Cochrane

  

It’s her first time running for public office, and Anny Cochrane knows exactly what she wants to bring to Bethel City Council.

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Fred Watson
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Bethel Vice Mayor Fred Watson has always wanted to serve on Bethel City Council. Watson got his shot in 2016, and is now seeking another term.

 

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Petra Harpak / KYUK

Listen to the full interview here with Vice-Mayor Fred Watson and Anny Cochrane.


Sharon Charles and Petra Harpak (KYUK).

In advance of upcoming elections, 


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