Wesley Early, KOTZ - Kotzebue

Wesley Early, KOTZ - Kotzebue
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Wesley is the news director for KOTZ in Kotzebue. He previously worked at Alaska Public Media as a web editor, producer and education reporter.

49 Voices: Mia Kinard of Anchorage

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

Romig Middle School science teacher honored as Alaska Teacher of the Year

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

49 Voices: Andrew Jasper of Bethel

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

49 Voices: Jody Dillon of Anchorage

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

Trump’s decision to end DACA prompts Anchorage protest

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

49 Voices: Demry Mebane of Anchorage

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

Six charged in extensive Anchorage mail fraud case

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

Alaska Airlines pilots picket at airport over contract negotiations

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

Anchorage man beaten, bound and put in dog kennel, police searching for suspects

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

Dimond High Presidential Scholar travels to D.C. to receive award

Earlier this summer, 161 high school seniors from across the United States were selected as U.S. Presidential scholars. Makayla Maisey was one of two scholars selected from Alaska. Listen now

49 Voices: Sierra Anderson of Nome

This week we're hearing from Sierra Anderson from Nome. Anderson is a junior in high school who hopes to study architecture after graduating. Listen now

49 Voices: Casey Ketchum of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Casey Ketchum in Anchorage. Ketchum is the head cook at City Diner. This weekend he'll defend his 1st place title at Anchorage's Beer and Bacon Festival. Listen now

Following health care vote, Trump singles out Murkowski with critical tweet

Following yesterday's narrow Senate vote to allow debate on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump tweeted his disapproval toward Senator Lisa Murkowski. Listen now

49 Voices: Merridy Littell of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Merridy Littell in Anchorage. Littell is nine years old and originally from Seattle. She's organizing a children's bike race on July 15th. Listen now

AK: ANSEP students get an inside look on the world of sharks

Last week, more than 50 students from the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program participated in a Career Exploration program, delving into the realm of marine science. The week-long program was designed to introduce the students to marine biology. Listen now

Alaska communities to receive millions in Payments In Lieu of Taxes

The Department of the Interior announced today that local Alaska governments around the state would receive $29.7 million in Payment in Lieu of Taxes funds, or PILT. Listen now

49 Voices: Nanne Boorgeart of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Nanne Boorgeart from Anchorage. Boorgeart is originally from the Netherlands and has lived in Alaska for five years. Listen now

Supreme Court of Alaska hears arguments over legality of Walker’s PFD veto

The fate of hundreds of millions in Permanent Fund dividend money now rests with the five Alaska Supreme court judges. Listen now

49 Voices: Albert Scott of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Albert Scott in Anchorage. Scott is a registered nurse with the Air Force who moved to Alaska from Georgia two years ago. Listen now

49 Voices: Frage Schaefer of Palmer

This week we're hearing from, Frage Schaefer from Palmer. Schaefer is an electrician who grew up in Point Hope. Listen now