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: Carissa Pearce of Anchorage

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: 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: Santa Claus

This week we're hearing from Santa Claus [Dan Bale]. On occasion he can be seen at Anchorage's Bass Pro Shop listening to children's wish lists during the holiday season. Listen Now

49 Voices: William “Pops” Wilson of Wasilla

This week we're hearing from William "Pops" Wilson in Wasilla. Wilson has been fishing in the Wasilla area his whole life. 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: 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: 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: Geneva Luteria of Anchorage

This we we're hearing from Geneva Luteria in Anchorage. Luteria is a student at Dimond High School whose parents moved to Alaska from the Phillipines. She was part of this year's Points of Light Leadership Institute program. 

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: Bret Connor of Anchorage

This week, we're hearing from Bret Connor in Anchorage. Connor designs and sells his own line of clothing called Hulin Alaskan Design. Download Audio

49 Voices: Kyra Dushkin of Kenai

This week we're hearing from Kyra Dushkin from Kenai. Dushkin is a student at the Kenai Peninsula College, hoping to become an OB nurse.

49 Voices: Nanne Boorgeart of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Nanne Boorgeart from Anchorage. Boorgeart is originally from the Netherlands and has lived in Alaska for five years. Listen now

49 Voices: Darlena Fritzler of Wasilla

This week we're hearing from Darlena Fritzler from Wasilla. Fritzler is the Development Manager for the Alaska branch of the YWCA. Listen Now 

49 Voices: Leonard Savage of Wasilla

This week we're talking with Athabascan ivory carver Leonard Savage about how he got his start. Savage splits his time between Wasilla and Kentucky. 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: 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.

49 Voices: Linda Sampson of Noorvik

This week we're hearing from Linda Sampson in Noorvik. Sampson is an instructional aide at the village school.

49 Voices: Mark Wittteveen of Kodiak

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: Mary Ellen Frank of Juneau

This week we’re hearing from Mary Ellen Frank in Juneau. Frank is a doll maker and director/curator of Aunt Claudia’s Dolls a local Museum. Listen now