Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

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Wesley is the web editor, Alaska News Nightly producer and education reporter for Alaska Public Media. 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

Showcasing your work: Eagle River art teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Jacob Bera is the fine arts chair at Eagle River high school. He has students at all levels, from kids who've never considered art as a hobby, to those who are just as passionate as he was in his AP Studio Art class. Listen now

Science around the house: Houston High teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Steve Hall is a math and science teacher at the high school in the Mat-Su town of Houston. Hall's style of teaching emphasizes a lot of hands-on learning. Listen now

Passion for identity: Mt. Edgecumbe science teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Chohla Moll is a science teacher at Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka. Moll's teaching style is rooted in making sure her students know about the culture and history of the land around them. Listen now

Serving your community: Sand Point teacher nominated for Alaska Teacher of the Year

Ingrid Cumberlidge is a third grade teacher from Sand Point. Cumberlidge has taught in the Aleutians East Borough School District for over twenty years, and her Sand Point roots run deep. Listen now

State and federal officials apologize to Alaska Natives for effects of bird regulations

Officials issued an apology for the consequences of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, which prohibited the spring and summer harvests of migratory birds and their eggs during the 1960s and 1970s. Listen now

49 Voices: Bobbie Sue Wolk of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Bobbie Sue Wolk in Anchorage. Wolk is originally from California and was the state's first licensed professional coach with the International Coaching Federation. Today she helps health professionals manage their stress. Listen now

Anchorage School District begins Yup’ik language immersion program

A kindergarten class in Anchorage has taken the first step in a Yup'ik immersion program this week, with plans to continue all the way through high school graduation. Listen now

49 Voices: Rhiana Gay of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Rhiana Gay in Anchorage. Gay is a kindergarten teacher at Creekside Park Elementary School, and while most Anchorage students started school this week, her batch begins on Monday. Listen now

2018 Primary Election Coverage

Alaska Public Media's coverage of the 2018 Primary Election.

Anchorage health care providers discuss rural tele-health systems with FCC Commissioner

As part of his statewide tour of broadband systems, FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr stopped in Anchorage today to hear from rural health providers. Commisioner Carr has already visited Unalaska and Palmer on his Alaska tour to learn about challenges with broadband Internet access. Listen now

Looking to fill niche and begin enterprise, Anchorage teen opens streetwear store

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

Can a Northeast Chinese city be Alaska’s next big trading partner?

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

Anchorage Assembly member Tim Steele announces resignation due to ‘serious health issue’

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

Controversial former Anchorage LIO building to become new APD headquarters

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

New chancellor selected for UAA

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

49 Voices: Lyndea Kelleher of Anchorage

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

AK: What does Black Panther mean to America’s most diverse community?

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

Deadline for Teacher of the Year nominations at the end of the month

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

49 Voices: Victoria Petersen of Anchorage

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

“A Tale of Two Tricksters” pairs Alaska Native and Puerto Rican traditions

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