September 10, 2020

Sabrena Combs - Episode 169

Jeff was joined by his buddy Sabrena Combs. They discuss their ages, a story about Jeff moving to Alaska, the recent primary election, Jeff's decision to withdraw from the Senate race, Jeff's first run for public office, a strange story about a name Sabrena's husband shares with a person of interest in a murder, people getting married on plantations, and other assorted topics. 

Jeff was joined by author and business consultant Christian Muntean. They discuss leadership, the different kinds of leadership, what makes an effective leader, the legislature, Alaska and the Arctic, how organizations and individuals should plan for the long term, and his approach to business consulting. 

August 20, 2020

Don Young - Episode 167

Jeff was joined by Congressman Don Young (R - Alaska). He has been Congressman for all of Alaska since 1973. They discuss the recent primary election, his past elections, what it's like working in D.C., the recent ANWR announcement, a private bill he introduced to help a wife and mother in Bethel the government is trying to deport, his work on cannabis legislation, a story about how he used to play racquetball with President George H.W. Bush, the US Postal Service, and a great story about a hunting trap and Mary Tyler Moore at a committee hearing. 

August 6, 2020

Liz Snyder - Episode 166

Jeff was joined by Liz Snyder, current Democratic candidate for House District 27. They discuss her 2018 campaign, why she moved to Alaska with her husband, her education, her job at UAA, her current campaign compared to her last campaign, COVID, what it's like in Juneau, and issues facing Alaska. 

Jeff was joined by Christine O'Connor, the Executive Director of the Alaska Telecom Association. They discuss her life in Alaska, which included being daughter of a State Trooper and growing up in rural Alaska, commercial fishing in Bristol Bay, the telecom industry in Alaska, the recent 911 dispatch issue, and some of the current legislative races. 

Jeff was joined by Jason Bockenstedt, Chief of Staff to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. They discuss how he ended up in Alaska, his time working at GCI, how he started working for the Municipality of Anchorage, what it's like being chief of staff for the mayor, the ongoing homelessness issue, recent public testimony at the Assembly on the proposal to purchase buildings in Anchorage to combat homelessness, and the administration's plan to combat homelessness. 

Jeff was joined by Edgar Blatchford. He is a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary. They discuss his background in Alaska, which includes being born in Nome before statehood, moving to Seward, the Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act (ANCSA), his work background, that included being the mayor of Seward and a commissioner for Governor Wally Hickel, why he is running for the U.S. Senate, campaign finance reform, and some Alaska history. 

Jeff was joined by Jeremy Conkling, President of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association. They discuss why he became a police officer, the day-to-day work of a police officer, how people feel about cops, the issue of police brutality, proper use of force, what we can do to improve policing, and the culture within the police department. 

July 10, 2020

Bill Evans - Episode 161

Jeff was joined by Anchorage attorney and mayoral candidate Bill Evans. They discuss his campaign for mayor, the recent issue of police brutality, how Bill sees it as a candidate for mayor and a former police officer, reforming how we police in the United States, racial inequality in the country, a recent meeting of the Anchorage Assembly that got out of control, woke culture, and the controversy over the statute of Captain James Cook located in Downtown Anchorage.  

Jeff was joined by dancers Cherokee Savage and Tennessee Queen from the Great Alaskan Bush Company. They discuss how they got into dancing, what it's like working in the industry, how COVID has affected the industry, the stigma associated with being a stripper, the behind the scenes of stripclubs, and what it's like for strippers to meet people and date. 

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