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

This week we're hearing from Bruce Schindler from Skagway. Schindler moved to Alaska in the 90s and is a mammoth ivory carver. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Lani Hotch in Klukwan. Hotch is a traditional Chilkat weaver who was born in Klukwan, and traveled the country before returning home. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Lyndea Kelleher in Anchorage. Kelleher is graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage on Sunday and will be the student speaker at the commencement ceremony. Listen now

Residents of Anchorage got a chance to get up close and personal with the film Black Panther when one of the stuntwomen and actresses from the film visited Clark Middle School to talk to the Mountain View community last Saturday. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Carol Waldo in Haines. Waldo owns Glacier Bay Farms, which is set to become one of the first pot businesses in the city. 70 years ago she left Iowa with her family, and drove up the Alaska Highway. Listen now

The nomination deadline for the 2019 Alaska Teacher of the year is coming up at the end of the month. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Victoria Petersen in Anchorage. Petersen is our intern this spring, and next week she'll be launching the print version of her hyperlocal news blog, The Spenardian. Listen now

The cultures of Puerto Ricans living in the Bronx and Alaska Natives may seem worlds apart. But a new production from the Alaska Native Heritage Center will shed light on some surprising similarities. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Harold Goode in Kotzebue. Goode is a chef at Maniilaq long-term care facility. When he moved to the region a year ago he had to learn to cook in a very different way. Listen now

This week we’re hearing from Mary Ellen Frank in Juneau. Frank is a doll maker and director/curator of Aunt Claudia’s Dolls a local Museum. Listen now

More than 1,000 people gathered at the Delaney Park Strip in Downtown Anchorage on Saturday in solidarity with the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Vanessa Duhrsen in Anchorage. Duhrsen is a senior at West High and recently received a Prudential Spirit of Community Award for her volunteer service throughout rural Alaska. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Fannie Akpik in Utqiagvik. Akpik is the coordinator of Iñupiaq Education for the North Slope Borough. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Erynn Bell in Anchorage. Bell is the owner of Rethink Home, a used furniture store. Listen now

In his State of the University address Tuesday, University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen stressed the need for an increase in state funding after four years of cuts. Gov. Bill Walker’s proposed budget would flat fund the university at $317 million. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Ylli Ferati in Anchorage. Ferati is a bartender at Fiori D'Italia, which his family owns. He claims to have the largest whiskey collection in the state. Listen now

UAA's Earthquake '64 shows how the 1964 Alaska Earthquake affected ordinary citizens in Anchorage. It's not a traditional natural disaster play. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Carolina Vidal lives in Anchorage. Vidal is originally from Mexico and is the owner of The Piñata Shop in Anchorage. Listen now

An Eagle High School social studies teacher was a 2017 recipient of the prestigious Milken Education Award. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Gail and Daniel Jones from Willow. Gail grew up in Anchorage while Daniel is originally from California. The couple owns and operates Jonesers Alaskan Valley Nectar. Listen now