49 Voices: Albert Scott of Anchorage

49 Voices: Albert Scott of Anchorage

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49 Voices: Albert Scott of Anchorage

Albert Scott of Anchorage (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)

This week we’re hearing from Albert Scott in Anchorage. Scott is a registered nurse with the Air Force who moved to Alaska from Georgia two years ago.

Listen now

SCOTT: Hard to adjust, because I arrived here in December and I was actually traveling from Tampa, FL. Temperature difference was probably about 70 degrees from just a few hours on the flight. And it was dark and I think at that time, it was around winter solstice so there was only about five and a half hours of daylight. And that was definitely a huge adjustment. So it took me several months to get used to here.

Even though Alaska is part of the United States, it almost seems like you live overseas or in a different country. I guess the people here are a lot more laid back. They’re not really as interested in fashion or a lot of material things. There’s a lot of outdoor activities. Slower pace. So that’s the biggest difference.

I was invited by a few coworkers when I first got here. What we did… we went out to a frozen lake, and for some reason we walked to what seemed like the middle of it — which I was curious as to why we couldn’t fish from the bank.

They used some type of a dredger, some type of tool, to cut a hole into the ice. I think it was a few feet thick. And then you kinda just fish like what you would normally. You put a line in the water and you sit there. Big difference is a lot colder. (laughs) So it was an experience.

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Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media

Wesley is the web editor and web producer for Alaska Public Media.

He began his job as the web editor about halfway into his internship with Alaska Public Media during his senior year at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Wesley graduated in the spring of 2016 with a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communications and an economics minor. He began working full-time at Alaska Public Media a week after graduation doing everything from web posting and copy editing to audio cutting and even reporting.

While at UAA, Wesley was on the Media Board, overseeing the functions of both The Northern Light – the school paper – and 88.1 KRUA – the college radio station. He also wrote several articles for the office of UAA Advancement’s Green and Gold News about an economics course he attended in China.

An Alaskan since 2008, Wesley was born overseas in England and has lived in Germany, Australia, Maryland and Texas. He also has family in Montreal, Canada who he visits just about every year.
wearly (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8454 |About Wesley

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