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Wednesday Evening 07/26/2023

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A commercial seiner capsized in Whale Passage just north of Port Lions on the Northeast corner of Kodiak Island over the weekend. Smoke from wildfires burning across Canada is reaching Southcentral and Interior Alaska this week. State and federal firefighters hustled yesterday to respond to a second day of lightning strikes that ignited more than 50 wildfires around the Interior since Monday afternoon. Birdwatching is one the fastest-growing nature-based tourism sectors in the world, and the hobby is soaring in popularity in Alaska.

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Josh is a graduate of the University of Nebraska with a degree in communications and broadcasting, and a Certified Audio Engineer through the Society of Broadcast Engineers. At 13, he got his first taste for public radio when he interned at KBBI, an experience that shaped his career. Josh returns to Homer after twelve years with Classical 90.7 KVNO, in Omaha, Nebraska, where he was senior audio engineer and production coordinator. Previously he was station manager/general manager of KUHB-FM, St. Paul, Alaska, in the Pribilof Islands.