49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Eagle River

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This week, we're talking with Mike McCormick, the founder and co-owner of Whistling Swan Productions in Anchorage. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Anthony Gurule

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This week we're talking to Anthony Gurule, who's been butchering meat for more than a decade. His first job in Alaska was at the AC Store in Barrow. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Leah Zumwalt of Anchorage

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This week, we're hearing from Leah Zumwalt, a first-grade teacher at Inlet View Elementary in Anchorage. She's originally from California, but has lived in Alaska for eight years. Listen now:

49 Voices: Gary Hanchett of Bettles

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Gary Hanchett is a do-everything kind of Alaskan -- he is the vice mayor of Bettles, the backup postmaster, election chair, tour guide and trapper. He tells us about some of the more notorious residents of Bettles -- the mosquitoes. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

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Zach Carothers is the bass player for Portugal. the Man. The band formed in Alaska, but now resides in Portland. Currently, they're in LA recording material for their 8th studio album. Carothers says he originally played lead guitar, but his fellow band mates talked him into playing bass. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Brandon Hall from Resolution Brewing Company in Anchorage

This week we’re talking with Brandon Hall, the head brewer at Resolution Brewing Company, which opened a few months ago in Anchorage’s Mountain View neighborhood, who first came to Alaska with the Air Force after college. Download Audio

49 Voices: Albert Gamboa of Anchorage

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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: Verna Haynes of Anchorage

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Verna Haynes runs the Anchorage store Obsession Records with her husband Steve. The born-and-raised Alaska couple had almost 20,000 LPs at one point -- that's when they decided they should share their love of vinyl with everyone. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Chuck Sassara of Anchorage

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For 49 voices this week, AK visits with a feisty long time Alaskan. Chuck Sassara came to Alaska in 1955 from California with his wife Ann. Sassara served in the state legislature in the '60s and '70s, he's been a pilot, a sailor and business owner. He says he got a job the very first day he arrived in Anchorage. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Michelle Sparck of New Jersey

This week for 49 Voices, we’re going far afield, to hear from an Alaskan living in …New Jersey! Michelle Sparck grew up in Bethel, one of a set of triplets born to Lucy Sparck, of Chevak, and the late Harold Sparck, who moved from Baltimore to Bethel in the ‘60s. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Diane Timberlake of Fairbanks. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Will Ross from Anchorage

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This week, we're hearing from Will Ross, an Anchorage resident who was born and raised in Alaska. From Mount Marathon to Johnson Pass, he's constantly pushing himself in the state's great outdoors. Download Audio

49 Voices: Adine Fullerton of Willow

This week, we're hearing from (A- dean) Adine Fullerton, a Willow resident who evacuated her home on Monday because of the Sockeye fire. Adine left with three kids, five dogs, two cats, a hamster. She had to leave three tarantulas behind. When we talked to her she had just discovered her home was spared, along with the spiders. Adine Fullerton evacuated from her home in Willow because of the Sockeye fire.

49 Voices: Matt Williams of Anchorage

This week, we hear from Matt Williams, who works as a special ed teacher in Anchorage most of the year. Every summer, he and his wife trade their frumpy teacher's clothes for Grundens and head out to Bristol Bay, where they work as commercial fishermen. Williams shares some thoughts on life at fish camp on Nushagak Bay. Download Audio

49 Voices: Sheila Arkell of Eagle River

Now it's time for 49 voices. Sheila Arkell and her husband moved to Anchorage from Washington D.C. in the 1980s. She says the city felt a lot more isolated in those days. Download Audio

49 Voices: Amanda Cash and ‘The Magpie’

This week, we're talking with chef Amanda Cash, who owns a new food trailer in Anchorage called 'The Magpie' that specializes in making breakfast- and lunch- with local ingredients. Download Audio

49 Voices: Jean Aspen of Homer

This week, we're hearing from Jean Aspen, a writer of wilderness books and a nurse who lives in Homer. Download Audio

49 Voices: Seth Landon of Wasilla

This week, we're hearing from Seth Landon, who also participated in the Clean Air Challenge. Landon moved to Alaska five years ago from the flat lands of Michigan and now calls Wasilla home. Download Audio

49 Voices: Michelle Troll of Ketchikan

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This week we hear from Michelle Troll of Ketchikan, who moved to Alaska to work at the Ketchikan Daily News more than 30 years ago and never, ever intended to stay. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Christie Willett of Hydaburg

This week, we hear from Christie Willett, who moved to Alaska from New York State as a young teacher in 1975. Her first teaching job was in Hydaburg, on Prince of Wales Island. She remembers her first week in the town vividly. Download Audio