49 Voices Brittney Anderson of McGrath

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

49 Voices: Albert Gamboa of Anchorage

This week we're talking to Albert Gamboa, who was fishing on the banks of Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. He's originally from the Philippines and has lived in Anchorage on and off since 1989. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Stephanie Sever of McCarthy

This week we're hearing from Stephanie Sever in McCarthy. Seber is a massage therapist who moved to McCarthy in 2009 from Colorado. Listen now

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: John Borg of Eagle

This week on 49 Voices, we're doing something a little different. John Borg was the mayor and postmaster of Eagle, Alaska, in 1976 when author John McPhee came through to research for his best-selling book Coming into the Country. For 40 years now, readers come into Eagle every summer asking about the characters they met in the book. John Borg shared his thoughts with Alaska’s Energy Desk about what it’s like to host these literary tourists. Listen now

49 Voices: Peter Twitchell of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Peter Twitchell in Bethel. Twitchell was the former host of KYUK's Geezer Rock radio show which aired its final episode on October 27. Listen now

49 Voices: Charla Kouadio and Theresa Coley-Kouadio of Kotzebue

This week we're hearing from Charla Kouadio and Theresa Coley-Kouadio in Kotzebue. The married couple have lived in Kotzebue for just over two years.

49 Voices: Bernadette Charlie of Fairbanks

Today, we're hearing from Bernadette Charlie, a Navajo woman from New Mexico who moved to Fairbanks 11 years ago and married an Athabascan man. Listen Now

49 Voices: Tom Huddleston of Copper Center

This week we're hearing from Tom Huddleston in Copper Center. Huddleston owns and operates the Copper Center lodge, which has been in his family for 70 years since they bought it from the Mt. Edgecumbe school. Listen now

49 Voices: Don Allen on the MV Columbia

This week we’re hearing from Don Allen aboard the ferry, the MV Columbia. Allen has been the officers board and room steward there for 14 years. Listen now

49 Voices: Beckie Etukeok

This week were hearing from Beckie Etukeok, who is Inupiaq, Siberian-Yupik and Tlingit. She makes drums for a living now, but it wasn't an easy skill to learn. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Sean Neilson of Gustavus

This week, we hear from Sean Neilson who lives in Gustavus. He works part-time as a park ranger in Glacier Bay National Park, boarding cruise ships a few times a week to talk with tourists. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Quinn Bennett of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Quinn Bennett in Anchorage. Bennett is a lifelong Alaskan who's done everything from outdoor guiding to teaching. He moved to Anchorage from Soldotna at the age of ten. Listen now

49 Voices: Tom Irons of Homer

This week, we're hearing from Tom Irons, who is retired and lives in Homer. Download Audio

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: Candidates for Alaska Zoo president

This week is an election special-- Zoo election, that is. Supporters of the Alaska Zoo will be electing a president of their own on November 8th. Today we’ll hear from three candidates -- Aphun the polar bear, Denali the wolf and George the Magpie—as well as their two campaign managers. Listen Now

49 Voices: Andrew Freed of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Andrew Freed in Anchorage. Freed is a UAA student and moved to Alaska 12 years ago from Mississippi. Listen now

49 Voices: John Active of Bethel

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

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: Eli Pelletier of Anchorage

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.