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: 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

49 Voices: Jim Baldwin of Chugiak

This week's 49 Voices features Chugiak resident Jim Baldwin, executive director of the Food Bank of Alaska.

49 Voices: Tammy Michaels-Jimenez of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Tammy Michaels-Jimenez in Anchorage. Listen now

49 Voices: Shawna Rudio of Unalaska

This week we're hearing from Shawna Rudio in Unalaska. Rudio is a high school English teacher at Unalaska City School. Listen now

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: Greg Martinez of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Greg Martinez in Anchorage. Martinez is a UPS worker who moved to Anchorage from New York 12 years ago. Download Audio

49 Voices: John Fitka of Tuntutuliak

This week we're hearing from John Fitka in Tuntutuliak. Fitka was born in Bethel and is a subsistence hunter.

49 Voices: Michelle Troll of Ketchikan

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:
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49 Voices: Fia Ape of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Fia Ape in Anchorage. She moved here from Hawaii and just started 10th grade at West High. Listen now

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: Ron Levy of Soldotna

This week, we're hearing from Soldotna photographer Ron Levy, who uses his art to highlight causes like the destruction of Mexican forests. Levy says the onslaught of digital photography spurred him to focus his lens beyond Alaska stock images. Download Audio:

49 Voices: Tsolmon Damba of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Tsolmon Damba in Anchorage. Demba is a nursing student from Mongolia who arrived in Alaska nearly seven years ago to attend UAA. She says the city is not what she expected. Listen now

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: Erynn Bell of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Erynn Bell in Anchorage. Bell is the owner of Rethink Home, a used furniture store. Listen now

49 Voices: Hunter McGovern of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Hunter McGovern in Anchorage. McGovern is a member of Doctors Without Borders, and just got back from a 7-month assignment in Nigeria. Listen now

49 Voices: Jannelle Trowbridge of Nome

This week we're hearing from Jannelle Trowbridge from Nome. Trowbridge is a UAA student and Arctic Youth Ambassador who almost a decade ago sailed up to Alaska with her family from Michigan. 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: Cece Esparza of Kodiak

This week we're hearing from Cece Esparza in Kodiak. Esparza has been a social worker all over the state and is the longest volunteer host at KMXT in Kodiak. She's originally from California. Listen now

49 Voices: Bede Trantina of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from KSKA’s long-time program director Bede Trantina. Bede is retiring today after 39 years of public radio service. Listen now