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

For Alaskans trying to purchase the latest Air Jordans, or the styles they see in a Drake music video, there really aren't a lot of options. A young Anchorage entrepreneur is looking to change that. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Noatak Post in Juneau. During the summers, Post can be found playing the violin for tourists visiting the state's capital as they disembark from cruise ships. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Lewis Pagel in Kotzebue. Pagel is a chiropractor who also serves on the local city council. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Apayo Moore from Aleknagik. Moore is an artist who recently painted an 80-foot mural at the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center in Bethel. Listen now

This week, we're hearing from Nicolai Alokli in Kodiak. Alokli was a fisherman in his youth and has lived in Old Harbor and the Alitak cannery area. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Bruce Gordon in Excursion Inlet. Gordon works as the watchman for the Ocean Beauty cannery. Listen now

This morning, a group of Chinese business delegates from the northeastern city of Harbin visited Anchorage to foster discussions over future endeavors the two entities can work together on. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Nellie Vale who arrived to Celebration 2018 in the Yakutat canoe. 10-year-old Vale decided to introduce herself with her Tlingit name. Listen now

Early this morning, Anchorage Assembly member Tim Steele announced that he would be resigning from his position due to a "serious health issue." Listen now

The controversial former Legislative Information Office in downtown Anchorage will have a new tenant: the Anchorage Police Department. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Marin Lee in Adak. Lee grew up fishing in Homer and is a deckhand on the research vessel Tiglax. Listen now

The University of Alaska Anchorage will have a new chancellor. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Nancy Murphy in Anchorage. Murphy's husband is in the Coast Guard, so she's lived all over. She is a local jazzercise instructor. Listen now

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