Elyssa Loughlin

Wellness Programming Producer

Elle  (she/her) is a second year Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps Member  and the Wellness Programming Producer at KYUK. She is happy to have found a position where she can use her biology minor AND communication major at the same time and excited to be spending a second year learning from the people and land of the Y-K Delta.

YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Outreach Specialist Emory Johnson is joined by YKHC Exercise Physiologist Miles Rice to discuss exercise, heart health, and getting your muscles moving as we enter fishing season. 


Anna Rose MacArthur spoke with ONC's Mary Mathias and Karaline Black, who work with ONC's Elders program, to connect youth and Elders for interviews that will collect Elders' knowledge. 


Our Fathers

Jun 3, 2021

This month, Diane and Esther share the stories of their relationships with their fathers, and the gifts brought to them by reconciling with their paternal figures later in life.

Elyssa Loughlin / KYUK

Smelts are making their way up the Kuskokwim River. On Monday, May 24, residents lined up on the Bethel sea wall to dip their nets in the river and pul out the small silver fish. Smelt herald the coming of salmon on the Kuskokwim, and the start of the summer fishing season.



In part two of our COVID-19 Vaccines and Our Community special, we're joined by Esther Green, Henry Hunter Sr., and Jamin Crow to discuss why they chose to get vaccinated. Microbiologist Dr. Brian DeHaven also answers listener questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.


Last week, NPR announced the top finalists in their 2021 Student Podcast Challenge. Out of 2,600 nation-wide entries, our very own KYUK interns were included in the top 15. Steve Heimel speaks with the two of the authors of the entry, the very recent high school graduates Kaylee King of Mekoryuk and Jamin Crow of Bethel. We will also listen to the complete podcast that they produced.

This episode is part one of a two part series on the COVID-19 vaccine and our community. Today, microbiologist Dr. Brian DeHaven and YKHC Chief of Staff Dr. Ellen Hodges explain the COVID-19 vaccine. From vaccine production and testing to current vaccination trends in the Y-K Delta, this episode looks to answer a lot of the questions and soothe some of the fears you may have about receiving your COVID-19 vaccine.