This week we're hearing from Santa Claus [Dan Bale]. On occasion he can be seen at Anchorage's Bass Pro Shop listening to children's wish lists during the holiday season. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Sophie Leshan in Anchorage. Leshan is originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and moved to Anchorage in 2013. She will be the University of Alaska Anchorage's Fall commencement speaker on Sunday. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Ives Viray from Anchorage. Viray is a professional break-dancer and is looking to open Express Dance Studio early next year. Listen Now

This week, we're hearing from James Evans from Chugiak. Evans is a former US Navy photographer and will be graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage this month. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Ma'o Tosi in Anchorage. Tosi is a property manager at the Northway Mall and a community advocate. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Darlena Fritzler from Wasilla. Fritzler is the Development Manager for the Alaska branch of the YWCA. Listen Now 

This week we're hearing from Ronell Corral in Anchorage. Corral is a UAA student and a second generation Filipino-American. Listen Now

This week is an election special-- Zoo election, that is. Supporters of the Alaska Zoo will be electing a president of their own on November 8th. Today we’ll hear from three candidates -- Aphun the polar bear, Denali the wolf and George the Magpie—as well as their two campaign managers. Listen Now

This week we're hearing Starla Heim in Anchorage. Heim is the owner of Dooley's Tuxedo's and Costumes. She inherited the company from her mother, and after almost 50 years of business, Dooley's will be closing its doors the day after Halloween. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Josh Lynch in Fairbanks. Originally from Texas and Arkansas, Lynch will be experiencing his first snowy winter this year. Listen Now

This week we're hearing from Kate Mongeon in Eureka. Mongeon works and lives at the Eureka Roadhouse. Listen Now

This week we’re hearing from Jacqui Lambert from Kotzebue. Lambert is a volunteer here at Alaska Public Media and a student at UAA. Listen Now

This week we’re hearing from Andrew Freed in Anchorage. Freed is a UAA student and moved to Alaska 12 years ago from Mississippi. Listen now
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This week we’re hearing from Rex Koenig in Anchorage. Koenig is originally from Nome, but he moved to the Mountain View neighborhood in the 80s. LISTEN NOW

This week we're hearing from Pa Mipajntsuab in Anchorage. Pa's family is originally from Laos and she moved here four years ago from California. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Will Schlimgen in Eagle River. Will is originally from California, and is just starting his second year at UAA. Listen now
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This week we’re hearing from Fia Ape in Anchorage. She moved here from Hawaii and just started 10th grade at West High. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Omega Smith, who manages the UAA planetarium in Anchorage. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Elissa Brown in Anchorage. She moved to Alaska two years ago, and currently runs Wild Scoops, a handmade ice cream business that specializes in local ingredients. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jovell Rennie. Rennie is an Anchorage based photographer who was born in Trinidad and Tobago, but was raised in Alaska. Despite growing up in Anchorage, he never spent much time in the outdoors, until his passion for photography inspired him to start exploring what the state has to offer. Listen now