November 19, 2019

Mike Gordon - Episode 129

Jeff was again joined by Mike Gordon, the founder of the famous Chilkoot Charlie's. They continue discussing his recent book, "Learning the Ropes." They talk about his third attempt at summiting Mt. Everest, the crash of the mid 80s and how it affected his business, his trips to Russia to climb Mt. Elbrus, his return to college to graduate 48 years later, and how it was writing his book. 

November 13, 2019

Andrew Jensen - Episode 128

Jeff was again joined by Andrew Jensen, the Managing Editor of the Alaska Journal of Commerce. They discuss the Trump impeachment inquiry, the recent Alaska Chamber annual meeting, the ongoing recall effort, and political correctness and wokeness in society. 

November 11, 2019

Clive Thomas - Episode 127

Jeff was joined by Clive Thomas. He recently published a book, "How to Lobby Alaska State Government." They discuss how he came to America from England, his educational background, how he came to Alaska in 1980, his time teaching in Juneau, some great stories about the legislature, some Alaska political history, and his new book. 

November 7, 2019

Jordan Huss - Episode 126

Jeff was joined by Jordan Huss, the Vice President of Great Northern Cannabis. They discuss Congressman Don Young's (R - Alaska) recent tour of their facility, the challenges of the marijuana business being cash only for now, other challenges the industry is currently facing, his time growing up in Kotzebue, how he got into the marijuana industry, and the future of the marijuana industry in Alaska. 

Jeff was joined by Anchorage Assemblymember Christopher Constant. He was first elected to the Assembly in 2017. They discuss Downtown Anchorage only having one member on the Assembly, the 2021 Anchorage mayor's race, the attempt to get Eagle River to break away from Anchorage, his time on the Assembly, the homelessness issue in Anchorage, political correctness and cancel culture, and politics in general. 

Jeff was joined by Mark Spafford and Mark Corsentino (the Marks). Spafford is GM for the Anchorage Department of Solid Waste Services. Corsentino is the GM for the Anchorage Water and Wastewater Utility. They discuss what their utilities do, how they work together, some proposed new technologies that could improve the utilities, the proposed stormwater utility, and a generally awesome discussion. 

October 30, 2019

Eddie Grasser - Episode 123

Jeff was joined by Eddie Grasser, the Director of the Division of Wildlife Conservation for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. They discuss his role at Fish and Game, his history of being involved in hunting issues in Alaska, wildlife conservation, how Alaska is unique compared to other states, the demographics of people who hunt in Alaska, and how the public views hunting. 

October 22, 2019

Alaska Stalker - Episode 122

Jeff was joined by the Alaska Staker AKA Allison Hovanec. They discuss how they met, how she stole Jeff's former roommate and married him, how she helped Jeff on his 2016 campaign, how the Alaska Landmine got started, why she started the Alaska Stalker column, what it has been like doing her column, and some funny stories. 

Jeff was joined by Cherokee Savage (stage name) from the Great Alaskan Bush Company. This is her second time on Landmine radio. They discuss what it's like being a dancer, some of her recent travels, and how it is working at the Bush Company. 

October 18, 2019

Becky Hultberg - Epsiode 120

Jeff was joined by Becky Hultberg, the President and CEO of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). They talk about her time working for Governor Frank Murkowski, her time as Commissioner of Administrator under Governor Sean Parnell, how she got hired at ASHNHA, what ASHNHA does, healthcare policy in Alaska, and the new job she has accepted in Oregon. 

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