Wellness Wednesday

Wednesdays at 10:00am
  • Hosted by YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Irniamta Ikayurviat, Tundra Women’s Coalition
  • Local Host Elyssa Loughlin

Wellness Wednesday is a talk show about health and wellness throughout the Y-K Delta that features health care providers from Bethel and the Y-K  Delta region. The program airs at 10:00 a.m. every Wednesday with hosts from YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation, Irniamta Ikayurviat, and Tundra Women's Coalition. 

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.


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.


This month, TWC's Annie Mae Lee is joined by Carmen Pitka and Hazel Keezer from the Children's Advocacy Center. For Child Abuse Awareness Month, they discuss how to support and recognize child survivors of sexual assault. They also provide information for family members.

Over the past 50 years, the rise of single use materials, especially plastics, have changed the way we live our lives. But how have they affected our bodies? Here to discuss plastic waste and what we can do to clean up our rivers, oceans, and tundra are ONC Natural Resources Technician Kara Black, and Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission Communications and Outreach Coordinator Terese Schomogyi.

In April's edition of Irniamta Ikayurviat, the program's outreach coordinator, Elena Aluksak, speaks about keeping children safe and preventing them from harm for Child Abuse Awareness Month.

YKHC Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program Coordinator Victoria Galanopoulos and YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control Outreach Specialist Emory Johnson are joined by Dr. Sean Davis to discuss oral health. They also talk about how your mouth is your first line of defense in maintaining a healthy immune system.

This month, Annie Mae Lee sat down with Louise Angaiak to discuss the importance of staying positive while goal setting and taking personal responsibility.

March 24 is World Tuberculosis (TB) Day, and here to prepare us are public health nurses Donna Fearey and Evie Achee. On this episode, they discuss the history of TB in the region, provide resources for Y-K Delta residents, and interview Katie Roehl, a TB survivor.

For National Nutrition Awareness Month, YKHC’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program hosts a conversation about nutrition, wellness, and making healthy choices. This episode is hosted by program coordinators Victoria Galanopoulos and Emory Johnson, who interview Audrey Conrad, a registered dietician with YKHC’s Diabetes Prevention Program.


February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. In this episode of Peacetalk, TWC's Annie Mae Lee discusses the hows, the whys, and how to spot the signs of teen dating violence.