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 John Active in Bethel. Active translates world news for Yup'ik listeners at KYUK, and loves telling stories he learned from his grandmother. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Hunter McGovern in Anchorage. McGovern is a member of Doctors Without Borders, and just got back from a 7-month assignment in Nigeria. Listen now

Alaska Airlines pilots are getting a significant boost in pay. An arbitration panel ruled Tuesday to increase the pilots' wages. Listen now

This week we're keeping the Halloween theme going with Carissa Pearce who writes under the moniker The Fermeted Alaskan. Pearce lives in Anchorage, but creates drink recipes for the New Orleans-based company Tales of the Cocktail, and we got her to share some of her favorite Halloween-inspired concoctions. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Clintonette Gregg of Anchorage. Gregg grew up in Kotzebue and is the leader of the Anchorage Northern Lights dancers. The Inupiaq dance group opened the first day of the AFN convention on Thursday. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Mia Kinard in Anchorage. Kinard moved to Alaska from South Carolina a little over a year ago. Listen now

Today, Anchorage teacher Ben Walker was selected as the 2018 Alaska Teacher of the Year. Walker is a seventh grade science teacher at Romig Middle School and was granted the honor at a surprise assembly in the school gymnasium. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Andrew Jasper from Bethel. Jasper is originally from Aniak and works as a behavioral health aide for the Yukon-Kuskowkwim Health Consortium. Download audio

This week we're hearing from Joey Shugarts in Anchorage. Shugarts moved to Anchorage three years ago from Michigan. Download audio

This week we’re hearing from Jay Stange of Anchorage. Stange is a math teacher at Dimond High School. Download audio

A rise in crime in Alaska has led Gov. Bill Walker to seek a bill in the special session next month that would allow more jail time for some thefts and other crimes. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Jody Dillon in Anchorage. Dillon is an environmental scientist who was born in Juneau. Listen now

Today we're hearing from Carlos Godfrey of McGrath. Godfrey works for the National Weather Service and is based in Anchorage. Listen now

About a hundred protesters gathered in downtown Anchorage in opposition to the president's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). Listen now

This week we're hearing from Demry Mebane in Anchorage. Mebane moved up here four years ago from Texas and just started his last year at UAA, after which he plans on attending law school. Listen now

This week we're hearing from Brittney Anderson in McGrath. Anderson moved to McGrath in January of 2016. Listen now

Six Anchorage residents have been charged in a large mail fraud case. Listen now

On Monday afternoon, more than 50 pilots and flight attendants picketed in front of Ted Stevens International Airport in Anchorage. Their goal was to call on Alaska Airlines management to give them what they view as fairer wages and benefits. Listen now

This week we're hearing from William "Pops" Wilson in Wasilla. Wilson has been fishing in the Wasilla area his whole life. Listen now

Anchorage Police are searching for five people involved in an assault and kidnapping in East Anchorage. Listen now