On this episode, Mark Simon is joined by Wesley Early, a reporter for Alaska Public Media, who covers city government and Anchorage life.

 Wesley talked about his career, which has taken him through both large and small markers in Alaska, and the day-to-day duties of the job. He also explained how being Black in a state with a very small Black population plays a role in how he does his job. And he cleared up some misconceptions that media members in the lower 48 states have about his state.

 Wesley’s salute: KYUK, Bethel, Alaska

Wesley’s Twitter: @wesley_early

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