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. He began his job as the web editor about halfway into his internship with Alaska Public Media during his senior year at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Wesley graduated in the spring of 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communications and an economics minor. He began working full-time at Alaska Public Media a week after graduation doing everything from web posting and copy editing to audio cutting and even reporting. While at UAA, Wesley was on the Media Board, overseeing the functions of both The Northern Light - the school paper - and 88.1 KRUA - the college radio station. He also wrote several articles for the office of UAA Advancement's Green and Gold News about an economics course he attended in China. An Alaskan since 2008, Wesley was born overseas in England and has lived in Germany, Australia, Maryland and Texas. He also has family in Montreal, Canada who he visits just about every year. wearly (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8454 |About Wesley

This week we're hearing from James Hart in Haines. Hart is a young tribal council member of the Chilkoot Indian Association, and a delegate on the Tlingit and Haida Central Council. He received an "emerging leader" award from the Council last month. Listen now

The first batch of students to spend their entire educational lives in a Russian language immersion program graduated from West Anchorage High School on Wednesday night. Listen now

For most high-schoolers, the first thing they hear at school every day is the Pledge of Allegiance and announcements. But students at Anchorage's Bartlett High School get something more: a weather report. Listen now

According to a report from the Alaska Tourism Industry Association, the state had 1,857,500 visitors last summer -- that reflects a four percent increase since the previous year and the highest amount on record. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Mackenzie Harvey from Eagle River. Last week, Harvey, her husband, and their two young daughters traveled to Washington D.C. for Strolling Thunder, a baby march put on by the nonprofit Zero to Three. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Nina Lee in Anchorage. On Sunday, Lee will serve as UAA's Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker. Listen now

Yesterday, Governor Walker signed Senate Bill 46 into law, establishing October 25 as "African American Soldiers’ Contribution to Building the Alaska Highway Day.” Listen now

This week we're hearing from Taylor Holman in Unalaska. Holman is a high school senior and placed first place in Alaska's Russian Language competition this year. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Xavior Love in Anchorage. Love is an aspiring actor from Bartlett High school. He also works part time at a movie theater. Listen now

This week on 49 Voices we're going to Washington D.C. Caitlin Sweeney was there last week to be Alaska's "princess" in the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Listen now

The University of Alaska Anchorage chancellor has announced his retirement. Listen now

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, landed in Anchorage today after meeting with President Donald Trump yesterday. Xi is scheduled to meet with Gov. Bill Walker.

This week we're hearing from Shawna Rudio in Unalaska. Rudio is a high school English teacher at Unalaska City School. Listen now

The Alaska legislature today passed a bill formally recognizing the contributions of Black Americans in building the Alaska Highway 75 years ago. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Cole Tamblyn in Anchorage. Tamblyn is the head brewer at Resolution Brewing Company. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Shaylyn Storms, though most people know her as Yosty. Storms is from Unalakleet, but she currently works in Anchorage as a regional director for ANSEP. Listen now

Last week, members of Teamsters Local 959 were informed by the union that a break-in had occurred at their building on January 26 and that personal information for those members who were contacted had been compromised. This information included names and social security numbers. Listen now

For the sixth year in a row, a member of the Seavey mushing family has claimed the top spot in the Last Great Race. This year it was Mitch Seavey who finished the Iditarod at 3:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14. Listen now

The Department of Fish and Game announced today (March 7) that all king salmon sport fisheries in the Upper Copper River drainage will be closed this season due to declining salmon returns. Listen now

The Iditarod trail won't be full of just mushers: a teacher will be following along as part of a yearly program. Listen now