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: Jane Standifer of Tyonek

This week we're going to Tyonek to hear from Jane Standifer. She remembers working at the teen center in town when she was a teen herself back in the early 1980s. Download Audio

49 Voices: Indie Alaska Viewers in Anchorage

This week, 49 voices heads to the Bear Tooth Theater in Anchorage, where Alaska Public Media's Indie Alaska program held a screening last week and made a short movie with Alaskans willing to answer a few questions in front of the camera. Download Audio

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: Frank Hauser of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Frank Hauser in Anchorage. Hauser is principal of Robert Service High School in Anchorage and was selected last week by the Alaska Association of Secondary School Principals as 2019 Principal of the Year.

49 Voices: Judy Donegan of Palmer

This week, we're hearing from Judy Donegan, who's lived in Palmer for six years. Download Audio

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: Victoria Petersen of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Victoria Petersen in Anchorage. Petersen is our intern this spring, and next week she'll be launching the print version of her hyperlocal news blog, The Spenardian. Listen now

49 Voices: Lyndea Kelleher of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Lyndea Kelleher in Anchorage. Kelleher is graduating from the University of Alaska Anchorage on Sunday and will be the student speaker at the commencement ceremony. Listen now

49 Voices: Frage Schaefer of Palmer

This week we're hearing from, Frage Schaefer from Palmer. Schaefer is an electrician who grew up in Point Hope. Listen now

49 Voices: Claude Bondy of Cantwell

This week we're hearing from Claude Bondy in Cantwell. Bondy owns and operate the Alpine Creek Lodge with his family.

49 Voices: Elissa Brown of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Elissa Brown in Anchorage. She moved to Alaska two years ago, and currently runs Wild Scoops, a handmade ice cream business that specializes in local ingredients. Listen now

49 Voices: Cole Tamblyn of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Cole Tamblyn in Anchorage. Tamblyn is the head brewer at Resolution Brewing Company. Listen now

49 Voices: Gary Hanchett of Bettles

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: Kokayi Nosakhere of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Kokayi Nosakhere in Anchorage. Nosakhere is community coordinator for Anchorage's branch of the NAACP. Listen now

49 Voices: Mike McCormick of Eagle River

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

49 Voices: Ivan Simonek of Wrangell

This week we're hearing from Ivan Simonek in Wrangell. Simonek emigrated from Czechoslovakia in the 60s. Listen now

49 Voices: Karen Paul of Kwigillingok

This week we're hearing from Karen Paul in Kwigillingok. Paul is a dual language teacher who teaches in English and Yupik. Listen now

49 Voices: Ma’o Tosi of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Ma'o Tosi in Anchorage. Tosi is a property manager at the Northway Mall and a community advocate. 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