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72 minutes | 25 days ago
042 – The People’s Choice
Pizza, pineapple and politics with our guest, Carole Triem. Alex Lee’s op-ed: The Case Against Pineapple Pizza…Papa Bear’s Pizza in PetersburgLittle Louie’s in Kotzebue
67 minutes | 2 months ago
041 – Alaska’s Fall Legislative Outlook
In this episode we do a post-primary rundown of the tight elections in Alaska and how they might shape the Alaska State House and Senate coalitions in 2021. Here’s the Equal Rights Moose Pat mentioned in the show: Anchorage’s Snazzy Moose Loop Trail:
53 minutes | 7 months ago
040 – 1918 Flu
Almost 100 years ago Alaska faced a devastating pandemic. In this episode we dive deep into the newspaper archives and handwritten journal of the Territorial Governor at the time, Thomas Riggs Jr. “Tom Riggs. Afterwards Governor of Alaska – Nice chap. We crossed the river & had dinner at his cabin.” Thomas Riggs Jr. at the Arctic shore upon completingthe survey of the Alaska-Canada border on July 15, 1912.
42 minutes | 8 months ago
039 – A New Deal
SB 241 Fact SheetAlaska New Deal ProjectsThird Alaskan dies of COVID-19 as case count rises to 114Alaska has about 200 ventilators and 160 ICU beds statewide, state saysDHSS – Covid-19 Count Page
51 minutes | 8 months ago
038 – Hunker Down
What a time. We’re all muddling through it. Good luck friends. Corona Virus Act Now – Modeling a speedy response. City officials mandate many travelers to Juneau quarantine themselves for 14 days Portraits from the front line of coronavirus detection in Anchorage Midnight in the Sun – Hunker Down Edition Jackbox Party Pack
36 minutes | 8 months ago
037 – Triple Threat
In this episode we talk through the crushing triple threat to Alaska’s economy and state government: Sinking oil prices, tanking tourism, and a crashing stock market. All things heavily influenced by the Covid-19 pandemic.
42 minutes | 10 months ago
036 – Back in Session
The Alaska Legislature is back in session. In this episode we talk about the session ahead and look at the contrast between the state legislature and congress as they each contend with checking the power of the executive branch.
47 minutes | a year ago
035 – Dunleavy Year One
Governor Dunleavy released a Report to Alaskans after his first year in office so we take a moment to reflect, vent and share our own visions for the future.
40 minutes | a year ago
034 – Walking it Back
In this episode we talk about the veto walk backs and the external pressures that may have forced these “restorations.” We also dig into the upcoming Senate confirmation and how it could impact the long game of redistricting. Related News: State funding for early education restored, but services this year could still be affectedDunleavy cites public response in veto reversalsRecall Dunleavy says it has 36,731 signaturesOnce vetoed by Dunleavy, funding for Alaska’s arts council is back in the budgetEverything you need to know about the vacant Chris Birch Senate seat appointment processInitiative would increase state oil taxes, eliminate tax creditsCOMICS!!!
43 minutes | a year ago
033 – Impossibly Large Bird
Jen Karnik joins us for a discussion of cryptids and other mysteries of science as we go in search of the Impossibly Large Bird of Juneau. Impossibly large bird spotted in Mendenhall ValleyRare Steller’s Sea Eagle seen in JuneauTales of Lake Iliamna monster resurface with new sightings
34 minutes | a year ago
032 – Seeing Red
Governor Dunleavy announced his vetoes. ADN: Gov. Dunleavy vetoes $444 million from Alaska state operating budgetADN: Here’s a rundown of Gov. Dunleavy’s line-item budget vetoes Juneau Empire: Dunleavy’s Red PenAK Public Media: Dunleavy unveils line item vetoes and signs operating budgetADN: Getting votes to override will be difficultForbes: Universities Are Economic And Knowledge Engines – A Proposed 41% Cut In Alaska Is Scary
37 minutes | a year ago
031 – Shutdown-Averting
In this “shutdown-averting” episode of Hello Alaska, we discuss the PFD, legislative strategy, and what might be down the road for Alaska. Or over the cliff. It’s a whole lot of conjecture and guesswork as we wait to see where and if the axe falls.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 83 – Donna Arduin
Download: Unabridged Conversation (49 minutes) Here are the dueling charts provided by Legislative Finance and the Office of Management and Budget. The same but different: Download: OMB Dunleavy Road Show SlidesDownload: Legislative Finance Budget History Graphs
30 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 76
Looking in on the Governor’s roadshow, line item vetoes, and some reflections on privilege and institutional racism. FRANK: We are not your pawns Tribal consortium CEO’s raised hand upends Dunleavy budget event in Nome
50 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 69
The HFIN Roadshow, the 30th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez oil spill, a big win for the underdogs and some southeast Alaska music featuring Air Jazz.
31 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 49
Unpacking a SFIN presentation by David Teal from the Legislative Finance Division and Pat made this cartoon budget explainer!
52 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 40
A little SFIN/HFIN audio montage and continuing first impressions of the Dunleavy budget.
42 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 33
In this episode we talk about the proposed Dunleavy Budget.
38 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 27
Today we talk privatization, ethics and Tammie Wilson. Still no organization in the House. Still waiting on the budget.
22 minutes | 2 years ago
AKleg: Day 22
Still no organization in the House. Still waiting on the budget.
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