This week for 49 Voices, we’re going far afield, to hear from an Alaskan living in …New Jersey! Michelle Sparck grew up in Bethel, one of a set of triplets born to Lucy Sparck, of Chevak, and the late Harold Sparck, who moved from Baltimore to Bethel in the ‘60s. Download Audio:

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

This week, we're hearing from Will Ross, an Anchorage resident who was born and raised in Alaska. From Mount Marathon to Johnson Pass, he's constantly pushing himself in the state's great outdoors. Download Audio

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.

This week, we hear from Matt Williams, who works as a special ed teacher in Anchorage most of the year. Every summer, he and his wife trade their frumpy teacher's clothes for Grundens and head out to Bristol Bay, where they work as commercial fishermen. Williams shares some thoughts on life at fish camp on Nushagak Bay. Download Audio

Now it's time for 49 voices. Sheila Arkell and her husband moved to Anchorage from Washington D.C. in the 1980s. She says the city felt a lot more isolated in those days. Download Audio

This week, we're talking with chef Amanda Cash, who owns a new food trailer in Anchorage called 'The Magpie' that specializes in making breakfast- and lunch- with local ingredients. Download Audio

This week, we're hearing from Jean Aspen, a writer of wilderness books and a nurse who lives in Homer. Download Audio

This week, we're hearing from Seth Landon, who also participated in the Clean Air Challenge. Landon moved to Alaska five years ago from the flat lands of Michigan and now calls Wasilla home. Download Audio

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:

This week, we hear from Christie Willett, who moved to Alaska from New York State as a young teacher in 1975. Her first teaching job was in Hydaburg, on Prince of Wales Island. She remembers her first week in the town vividly. Download Audio

This week, we're hearing from Tom Irons, who is retired and lives in Homer. Download Audio

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

This week, we're hearing from Lupe Marroquin, who has lived in Anchorage for nearly 40 years. She moved to Alaska from Michigan and fell in love with it almost immediately. Download Audio

This week we'll hear from two Anchorage residents. Edna Grass and Betty Morehouse are neighbors in the Adelaide building downtown. They both live in small, one-person apartments. An unusual common interest brought them together, and Edna Grass says, it saved her life. Download Audio

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

This week we'll hear from a high school student from Craig. Grace Bolling is from Craig, Alaska. Download Audio

Now it's time for 49 voices. This week we will hear from a high school student from the western Alaska village of Scammon Bay. Tom James Greg Tomaganuk is from Scammon Bay. He was in Anchorage recently for the Academic Decathalon. 49 voices is AK's attempt to put every Alaskan on the radio.

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