Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media
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Wesley is the web editor and web producer for Alaska Public Media. Between his duties as the main copy editor for web posts as well as an occasional reporter, he also produces Alaska Public Media's weekly 49 Voices program, AK's attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio. wearly (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8454 |About Wesley

A rise in crime in Alaska has led Gov. Bill Walker to seek a bill in the special session next month that would allow more jail time for some thefts and other crimes. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jody Dillon in Anchorage. Dillon is an environmental scientist who was born in Juneau. Listen now

Today we're hearing from Carlos Godfrey of McGrath. Godfrey works for the National Weather Service and is based in Anchorage. Listen now

About a hundred protesters gathered in downtown Anchorage in opposition to the president's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Listen now

This week we're hearing from Demry Mebane in Anchorage. Mebane moved up here four years ago from Texas and just started his last year at UAA, after which he plans on attending law school. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Brittney Anderson in McGrath. Anderson moved to McGrath in January of 2016. Listen now

Six Anchorage residents have been charged in a large mail fraud case. Listen now

On Monday afternoon, more than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits. Listen now

This week we're hearing from William "Pops" Wilson in Wasilla. Wilson has been fishing in the Wasilla area his whole life. Listen now

Anchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage. Listen now

Earlier this summer, 161 high school seniors from across the United States were selected as U.S. Presidential scholars. Makayla Maisey was one of two scholars selected from Alaska. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Sierra Anderson from Nome. Anderson is a junior in high school who hopes to study architecture after graduating. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Phil Runkle in Nicolai. Runkle grew up in Nicolai and raises dogs with his family. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Casey Ketchum in Anchorage. Ketchum is the head cook at City Diner. This weekend he'll defend his 1st place title at Anchorage's Beer and Bacon Festival. Listen now

Federal authorities are charging a Utah man in the murder of his wife aboard a cruise ship in Southeast Alaska. Listen now

Following yesterday's narrow Senate vote to allow debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump tweeted his disapproval toward Senator Lisa Murkowski. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Doreen Cooper from Skagway. She's working as a volunteer at the Arctic Inter-agency Visitor Center in Coldfoot. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Merridy Littell in Anchorage. Littell is nine years old and originally from Seattle. She's organizing a children's bike race on July 15th. Listen now

Last week, more than 50 students from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program participated in a Career Exploration program, delving into the realm of marine science. The week-long program was designed to introduce the students to marine biology. Listen now

The Department of the Interior announced today that local Alaska governments around the state would receive $29.7 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds, or PILT. Listen now