49 Voices: Judy Donegan of Palmer

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

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

49 Voices: Dimetros Baynesagn of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Dimetros Baynesagn in Anchorage. Baynesagn is a UAA student originally from Ethiopia.

49 Voices: Diane Timberlake of Anchorage

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

49 Voices: Wilma Distor

This week on AK, we're launching a new segment. It's called "49 voices" and it's a chance for Alaskans to talk about why they live in the state and what they love about it. First up is Wilma Distor who recently moved to Mountain Village after working as a teacher in Pilot Station for nearly a decade. She's originally from the Phillipines. Download Audio

49 Voices: Frieda Koper in Anchorage

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This week we're hearing from Frieda Koper in Anchorage. Koper owns the Flying Dutchman pastry shop, a family business that’s been around for 36 years. Listen now

Katiya Simonsson of Unalakleet

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This week, we're hearing from Katiya Simonsson -- who is 23, and has lived in Soldotna, Kotzebue, and more recently Chicago. Her roots are in Unalakleet where she married her husband Thomas on July 10th. Download Audio:

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: Altharia Fields-Roberts of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Altharia Fields-Roberts an unemployed cook from Anchorage. Altharia moved to Anchorage from Detroit 31 years ago and found that the less busy Anchorage was more to her liking.

49 Voices: Bruce Gordon of Excursion Inlet

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This week we're hearing from Bruce Gordon in Excursion Inlet. Gordon works as the watchman for the Ocean Beauty cannery. Listen now

49 Voices: Mike Humphrey of Anchorage

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This week we're hearing from Mike Humphrey who spent 20 years in Fairbanks but reluctantly relocated to Anchorage two years ago. Download Audio

49 Voices: Carissa Pearce of Anchorage

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This week we're keeping the Halloween theme going with Carissa Pearce who writes under the moniker The Fermeted Alaskan. Pearce lives in Anchorage, but creates drink recipes for the New Orleans-based company Tales of the Cocktail, and we got her to share some of her favorite Halloween-inspired concoctions. Listen now

49 Voices: Dan Distor of Mountain Village

This week we hear from a Filipino high school student who moved to Pilot Station from Texas with his family when he was a first grader. Dan Distor lives in Mountain Village. Download Audio
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49 Voices: Robert Johnson of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Robert Johnson who’s lived in Alaska since the mid ‘80s. Download audio

49 Voices: Katy Miller of Eek

This week we're hearing from Katy Miller in Eek. Miller is the Yup'ik teacher at the village school.

49 Voices: Harold Goode of Kotzebue

This week we're hearing from Harold Goode in Kotzebue. Goode is a chef at Maniilaq long-term care facility. When he moved to the region a year ago he had to learn to cook in a very different way. Listen now

49 Voices: Richard Hensley of Kotzebue

This week we're hearing from Richard Hensley in Kotzebue. Hensley lives in an assisted living facility now, but used to live with his sister and brother-in-law. Listen now

49 Voices: Mark Wittteveen of Kodiak

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This week we're hearing from artist Mark Wittteveen in Kodiak. Locals may have seen Witteveen's work around town in the form of metal fish. 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: Beckie Etukeok

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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: