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: 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: Russell Sell of Anchorage

Russell Sell is an experienced skier and owner of SkiAK in Midtown Anchorage. 

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: Zach Carothers of Portugal. The Man

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: 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: 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: Casey Ketchum of Anchorage

This week we're hearing from Casey Ketchum in Anchorage. Ketchum is the head cook at City Diner. This weekend he'll defend his 1st place title at Anchorage's Beer and Bacon Festival. 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: Wayne Constantine

This week, we're hearing from Wayne Constantine, who is Athabascan and lives on a homestead on the Stony River. Download Audio

49 Voices: Benjamin Agimuk of Bethel

This week we're hearing from Benjamin Agimuk in Bethel. Agimuk is originally from Chevak and is part of several Native dance groups as a yuraq drummer. He performed at this year's Cama-i Dance Festival.

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: Laurie Fernandes of Anchorage

This week we’re hearing from Laurie Fernandes. Laurie moved to Anchorage with her husband and children last June from Houston, TX. "People do a lot outside in Houston, but I think we just felt it was a great opportunity with work to come up and a great opportunity for the family to see a different side of life and explore and have so many different experiences." Download Audio

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: Nicolai Alokli of Kodiak

This week, we're hearing from Nicolai Alokli in Kodiak. Alokli was a fisherman in his youth and has lived in Old Harbor and the Alitak cannery area. Listen now

49 Voices: Benito Achas of Kodiak

This week, we're hearing from Benito Achas in Kodiak. Achas works with drug rehabilitation at Safe Harbor and immigrated to Alaska from the Phillipines in the mid 90s. Listen now

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: 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: Palmer and Fena Sagoonick of Shaktoolik

This week we’re hearing from Palmer and Fena Sagoonick. The husband and wife live in Shaktoolik. 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