49 Voices: Leena Tarar of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Leena Tarar in Anchorage. Tarar is an exchange student at Bartlett High School, originally from Pakistan. She was part of this year's Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute.

49 Voices: Riley Woodford of Juneau

This week we're hearing from Riley Woodford in Juneau. Woodford is a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Listen now

49 Voices: Mackenzie Harvey of Eagle River

This week we're hearing from Mackenzie Harvey from Eagle River. Last week, Harvey, her husband, and their two young daughters traveled to Washington D.C. for Strolling Thunder, a baby march put on by the nonprofit Zero to Three. Listen now

49 Voices: Katie Irwin of Anchorage

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.

49 Voices: Marin Lee of Homer

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

49 Voices: Levi Samuel of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Levi Samuel in Anchorage. Samuel is a lifelong Anchorage resident who attends East Anchorage High School. He was part of this year's Points of Light Youth Leadership Institute.

49 Voices: Janis Stoner, the state’s first female land surveyor

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

49 Voices: Zach Sarti of Anchorage

At first I was nervous of moose. I'd hear stories of people being like, "Don't get too close to 'em or they might charge you," or something like that. I mean, not that I've gotten real up close and personal, but I'm not afraid of moose anymore. But yeah, we still keep an eye out for bears. We like to take a Bluetooth speaker with us, make a lot of noise and let 'em know we're coming.

49 Voices: Tribute to Dave Waldron

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.

49 Voices: Nellie Vale of Yakutat

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

49 Voices: Geser Bat-Erdene of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Geser Bat-Erdene in Anchorage. Bat-Erdene is a foreign exchange student at the University of Alaska Anchorage who will serve as commencement speaker on Sunday. He had previously served as UAA's student body president; a term that ended last weekend.

49 Voices: Steve Henrikson of Juneau

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

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

49 Voices: Linda Sampson of Noorvik

This week we're hearing from Linda Sampson in Noorvik. Sampson is an instructional aide at the village school.

49 Voices: Lewis Pagel of Kotzebue

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

49 Voices: Robert Fowler of Tuntutuliak

This week we're hearing from Robert Fowler in Tuntutuliak. Fowler has lived in Alaska for seven years, having moved up from Oregon. He's the principal of the school in the village.

49 Voices: Gloria Johnson of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Gloria Johnson in Anchorage. Johnson is the superintendent of the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center in Eagle River. Listen now

49 Voices: Jay Stange of Anchorage

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

49 Voices: Peter Atchak of Bethel

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.

49 Voices: Noatak Post of Juneau

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