April 2, 2021

Adam Crum - Episode 194

Jeff was joined via Zoom by Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum. They discuss the last year with Covid, how it's been running the Department of Health and Social Services, working with Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink, an update on vaccines, and his thoughts on what the future holds. 

Jeff was joined by lobbyist Frank Bickford. They discuss how he came to Alaska in 1980, some of the campaigns he worked on, how one of those campaigns led to a job in D.C., why he came back to Alaska, some great campaign stories that include how he ran Congressman Don Young's 1984 reelection, and why he decided to become a lobbyist. 

Jeff was joined by Rebecca Braun. They talk about her time working for and then running the Alaska Budget Report, why she moved to Alaska, journalism, covering the Capitol, challenges in politics, her time working for former Governor Bill Walker, some of the issues facing Alaska, and the changing media landscape. 

February 27, 2021

Larry Persily - Episode 191

Jeff was joined by Larry Persily. They discuss his history working in Alaska politics, his time working on the gasline project, Alaska's fiscal challenges, some of the ways he thinks we can solve it, the prospects of a gasline being built, the impact Covid will have on tourism this year, and next year's election. 

February 13, 2021

Pat Pitney - Episode 190

Jeff was joined by University of Alaska President Pat Pitney. They discuss her 1984 Olympic gold medal in Air Rifle for Women, why she moved to Alaska, her time as OMB director for former Governor Bill Walker, her time working as the director of the Legislative Finance Division, how she became president of the University of Alaska, Alaska's fiscal situation, and the future of the University of Alaska. 

February 6, 2021

Bill Walker - Episode 189

Jeff was joined by former Governor Bill Walker via Zoom. They discuss the November 2018 earthquake that hit right before he left office, what he has been doing since being governor, a discussion about the Alaska gasline, Alaska's fiscal challenges, his attempts to solve the Alaska's fiscal problems when he was governor, how the passing of Ballot Measure 2 will impact elections, and whether or not he plans to run for office again. 

February 6, 2021

Joe Geldhof - Episode 188

Jeff was joined by Juneau attorney Joe Geldhof. They discuss his background in Alaska, the Alaska Industrial Development Export Authority, the history of Alaska's budget, some past Alaska politicians and some of their ideas, who might be running for office in 2022, some Alaska political history, our fiscal problems, the gridlock in the Alaska Legislature, and the Permanent Fund issue. 

December 30, 2020

Mark Begich - Episode 187

Jeff was joined by former Anchorage Mayor and U.S. Senator Mark Begich. They discuss his growing up in Anchorage, some Anchorage political history, issues facing Alaska, some of his businesses and projects he has been working on, the upcoming Anchorage mayoral race, and what the future holds for Alaska. 

December 29, 2020

Anne Zink - Episode 186

Jeff was joined by Alaska Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink for a Facebook Live interview. This is the audio from that interview. They discuss Jeff's positive Covid test, the new Covid vaccine, an update on the Covid situation in Alaska, how it was for her getting the vaccine, some questions from the audience, her thoughts for the future, and how Covid has impacted her job and life. 

Jeff was joined by Anchorage Attorney Peter Caltagirone. They discuss him becoming a lawyer, why he came to Alaska, his time working as an assistant attorney general for the State of Alaska, his time working at the Department of Natural Resources, why he left the Republican Party, why he recently decided to go into private practice, flying in Alaska, and some awesome car stories. 

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