What's Up, Alaska?!
Highlighting alaskan Stories
What's Up, Alaska?! is a joint collaboration between Alaskan influencers Blaze Bell and Justin Williams, utilizing the artistic medium of podcasting to highlight stories of success, victory, and breakthrough for local business owners, entrepreneurs, and visionary Alaskans determined to leave their mark.
The What's Up, Alaska?! podcast will air bi-weekly, structured around guests operating within a particular niche, with a round-table episode to close each category of guests. The goal of this Community Artist Project is to highlight Alaskan stories and connect listeners to information, resources, and to inspire and remind them of their own power to make a difference.
Blaze Bell is a Victim Rights Advocate, Singer, DJ, and Podcast Host. She is the board chair for Victims for Justice, Vice-Chair for the Council on DVSA, 2022 Victim Consultant for the Alaska Criminal Justice Commission, and Survivor Speaker with STAR. Blaze was recently a recipient of the 2022 Top 40 Under 40 and the 2019 First Lady Volunteer of Alaska Award.
She works at Recover Alaska and is currently writing a book and album. In her free time, you can find her playing with her two kids, traveling every chance she gets, and acting silly on Instagram. (@blazebellbliss) You can learn more about her at blazebell.com and follow her life as a performer and advocate on social media.
Justin Williams is local graphic designer, podcast host and audio editor, and an influential food reviewer under the moniker Justin Eats. He is currently a board member for the Anchorage International Film Festival, volunteers at an arts community center known as the Workshop, and is the senior host of the radio show Hometown Alaska on Alaska Public Media.
Justin is a single father, a sociology graduate of UAA with experience in the social services and Healthcare fields, and in his spare time, functions as an MC in the Oregon-based group, Isolated Frequency. You can find Justin on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. Anywhere but Twitter. He doesn't like Twitter.