February 13, 2019

Clem Tillion - Episode 30


Jeff was very excited to be joined by Alaska legend Clem Tillion. Clem was elected to the third Alaska Legislature in 1962. He served in both the House and Senate, and also served as Senate President. He came to Alaska in 1947 after fighting in World War II. They discuss his history in Alaska, including his time in the legislature. They also discuss his history of supporting the permanent fund and his current involvement in defending the PFD. Clem is one of a kind. If you like Alaska history and politics, this is a must listen. 

February 12, 2019

Vince Beltrami - Episode 29


Jeff was joined by Vince Beltrami. Vince is the President of the Alaska AFL-CIO. They discuss his history and involvement with the AFL-CIO, his involvement in Alaska politics, and what he is doing in Juneau this week. They also discuss his run for the State Senate in 2016. The podcast was recorded in Jeffs's room in the Driftwood Hotel in Juneau. The people staying in the room above got very loose, and rude, during the recording. You can hear Vince and Jeff's reaction throughout the podcast. 

February 3, 2019

John Sturgeon - Episode 28


Jeff was joined by John Sturgeon. They discuss his well known case that has gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sturgeon was told by federal park rangers in 2007 that he was not allowed to use his hovercraft on a navigable waterway through a national park. After an extensive process of trying to challenge that, he eventually took the case to court. Sturgeon has become something of an icon in Alaska for challenging the federal government on land use.