This week we're hearing from Eli Pelletier in Anchorage. Pelletier was born in Canada and just moved to Alaska from Denmark a few months ago. He attends South Anchorage High and was part of this year's Points of Light Leadership Institute program.
This week we're hearing from Mary Miner from Anchorage. Miner helped to develop “Raven’s Roost” community living space, and is spending this winter at her cabin in Talkeetna.
This we we're hearing from Geneva Luteria in Anchorage. Luteria is a student at Dimond High School whose parents moved to Alaska from the Phillipines. She was part of this year's Points of Light Leadership Institute program.
This week we're hearing from Katy Miller in Eek. Miller is the Yup'ik teacher at the village school.
This week we're hearing from Claude Bondy in Cantwell. Bondy owns and operate the Alpine Creek Lodge with his family.
This week we're hearing from Peter Atchak in Bethel. Atchak was the president of the Bethel volunteer Search and Rescue team for years, before retiring 6 years ago.
This week we're hearing from Linda Sampson in Noorvik. Sampson is an instructional aide at the village school.
This week on 49 Voices, we managed to surprise our long-serving audio engineer Dave Waldron on his last day with testimonials from around the station about how beloved he is, and how much we'll miss him when he's gone.
This week we're hearing from Katie Irwin in Anchorage. On Sunday, Irwin will be the University of Alaska Anchorage's first deaf commencement speaker. She spoke through a sign language interpreter.
This week we're hearing from Paul Brown III in Noorvik. Brown is the Village Police Officer for the community.
Russell Sell is an experienced skier and owner of SkiAK in Midtown Anchorage.
This week's 49 Voices features Chugiak resident Jim Baldwin, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska.
This week we're hearing from Steve Henrikson in Juneau. Henrikson is originally from Washington state and has been the curator of collections for the Alaska State Museum since 1988. He will be part of the museum's Indigenous People's Day celebration on Monday. Listen now
This week we're doing something a little different and going back in time. Janis Stoner was the first female land surveyor in the state, coming up 47 years ago. Stoner lives in San Francisco now, but in her short six-year tenure in Alaska, she helped make history. Listen now