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

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

This week we're hearing from Tsolmon Damba in Anchorage. Demba is a nursing student from Mongolia who arrived in Alaska nearly seven years ago to attend UAA. She says the city is not what she expected. Listen now

Now it’s time for 49 voices. This week we're hearing from Carlos Tayag in Unalaska. Tayag is the Teen and Leisure program coordinator for the city and moved to the island from Washington three years ago. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Ivan Simonek in Wrangell. Simonek emigrated from Czechoslovakia in the 60s. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Kokayi Nosakhere in Anchorage. Nosakhere is community coordinator for Anchorage's branch of the NAACP. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Zion Phillips in Anchorage. Phillips is a UAA freshmen and president of UAA’s Black Student Union. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Phillip Eben in Anchorage. He was born in Unalakleet. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Lawrence Bahovec in Wrangell. Bahovec has lived all over Southeast Alaska since he was a baby and recently celebrated his 100th birthday on January 4. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jannelle Trowbridge from Nome. Trowbridge is a UAA student and Arctic Youth Ambassador who almost a decade ago sailed up to Alaska with her family from Michigan. Listen now

This week we're hearing from John Parsi in Anchorage. Parsi is an attorney and also moonlights as a member of various comedy troupes. Listen now

This week on 49 Voices, we're doing something a little different. John Borg was the mayor and postmaster of Eagle, Alaska, in 1976 when author John McPhee came through to research for his best-selling book Coming into the Country. For 40 years now, readers come into Eagle every summer asking about the characters they met in the book. John Borg shared his thoughts with Alaska’s Energy Desk about what it’s like to host these literary tourists. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jack Bennett from Homer. Bennett is an industrial hemp advocate looking to establish more hemp homes throughout rural Alaska. Listen now

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