Jeff was joined by Mollie Barnes. They discuss the coronavirus issue (this was recorded on March 9), her background, some of her travels, her time studying journalism at the University of Missouri, dating apps, how she ended up in Juneau, her time working at the Juneau Empire, the changing media landscape, a weird trip to NYC to sell Christmas trees, and other topics.
Jeff was joined by Lieutenant Governor Kevin Meyer (R - Alaska). They discuss his previous times on the podcast, the late Senator Chris Birch, his time so far as lieutenant governor, the current threats facing Alaska's economy, his role as being in charge of elections, some of the potential threats facing our election system, some of the proposed ballot initiatives, and the growing concern over COVID-19.
Jeff was joined by newly confirmed Representative Mike Prax (R - North Pole). They discuss his recent appointment to the House, why his family moved to Alaska, a restaurant his family used to own in Fairbanks, how he got into politics, his time on the Fairbanks North Star Borough Assembly, his ideas about government, his first impressions of the legislature, and political correctness in America.
Jeff was again joined by Senator Elvi Gray-Jackson (D - Anchorage). They discuss current ongoings in the Legislature, her past time on the Anchorage Assembly, the floor speeches she gave during Black History Month, her time running a catering business, her approach to being a legislator, and some of the current issues facing Alaska.
Jeff was joined by Susanne DiPietro, the Executive Director of the Alaska Judicial Council. They discuss the history of the Judicial Council, the makeup of the Council, how the Council decides on the names they send to the governor to select as judges, the differences between judges and politicians, how judicial retention works, the Alaska Court System, and what it's like being a judge.
Jeff was joined by Moira Gallagher. They discuss traveling to and from Juneau, growing up a Sullivan in Anchorage, her time working in D.C., how she met her husband, why she moved back to Alaska, the Alaska Landmine Bottom 40, Proposition 12, which is a proposed change to add an additional member to the Anchorage Assembly, and why she is supporting it.
Jeff was joined by Palmer City Councilwoman Sabrena Combs. You may recognize Sabrena as the co-host of Landmine Love. They discuss her role in the Alaska Municipal League, how she met Jeff, 2018 Election Central, why she ran for the Palmer City Council, her role at Matanuska Electric Association, and other awesome topics.
Jeff was joined by Senator Click Bishop (R - Fairbanks). Bishop has served in the State Senate since 2013. They discuss his labor background, his time running an apprenticeship program, his time working on the pipeline after high school, how Governor Sarah Palin asked him to be Labor Commissioner, his time at the Department of Labor, why he decided to run for the Senate, and issues facing Alaska.
Jeff was again joined by Dr. Anne Zink, the Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska. They discuss Jeff's flu shot after the last podcast, the recent coronavirus, the airplane that landed in Anchorage with people from Wuhan, the history of pandemics, different kinds of viruses, what the State does in the event of a pandemic or epidemic, and where to go to get the best information.
Jeff was joined by Health and Social Services Commissioner Adam Crum. They discuss his educational and work background, his time playing football at Northwestern, how he came to be commissioner, the recent coronavirus situation at the Anchorage Airport, the situation at the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, how he has gone about running the department, and what he expects this year.