Jeff was joined by Veri di Suvero, the Executive Director of the Alaska Public Interest Research Group (AKPIRG). They discuss the history of AKPIRG, utility issues, payday lending, how it works, why people use payday lending, consumer protection laws, why so many Americans have to resort to borrowing money to survive, and healthcare costs. You can click here to make a public comment on the proposed debt collection rule.
Jeff was joined by Senator Gary Stevens (R - Kodiak). Stevens was elected to the State House in 2000. He was appointed to fill a vacancy in the State Senate in 2003. He has been in the Senate since. They discuss his history in Alaska, including his time in local government in Kodiak, his time in the Legislature, his four years as Senate President, current issues facing Alaska including the budget and PFD, and his decision to seek re-election next year.
Jeff was joined by former Representative Larry Baker. They discuss his history in Alaska, including why he moved here in 1968, how he brought Burger King to Alaska, why he decided to run for the Anchorage Assembly, his time in the State House, his very narrow loss for the State Senate in 1992, his time working for Mayor Dan Sullivan, and his thoughts about the current state of politics in Alaska.
Jeff was joined by former Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell. They discuss his history in Alaska, including his time working for and knowing former Governor Wally Hickel, his time working as a reporter in Juneau, why he decided to run for lieutenant governor, his time as lieutenant governor, his different business ventures, and his involvement in a proposed railway between Alaska and Canada.
Check out the ninth episode of Landmine Love with Jeff and Sabrena! This episode includes a special mystery guest. Listen to their thoughts and advice on love, sex, and relationship questions. If you have a question you would like to submit, you can send Jeff a message or an email at email@example.com. No subject or question is off limits. Questions will be anonymous.
Jeff was joined by Andrew Jensen, the Managing Editor of the Alaska Journal of Commerce. This is his second time on the podcast. They discuss a recent opinion piece he wrote about the Dunleavy administration, Tuckerman Babcock's history in politics and his role as Governor Dunleavy's chief of staff, some recent staff changes the administration has made, some of the fiscal issues Alaska is facing, oil tax policy, the PFD, as well as other political issues Alaska is facing.
Jeff was joined Mike Gordon, the founder of Chilkoot Charlie's! They discuss his recent autobiography, "Learning the Ropes." It's a very personal reflection on his awesome life in Alaska. They discuss how he got into the bar business in the 70s, his cocaine addiction, why he got into mountain climbing, some of his ascents that included Denali, Aconcagua, and Vinson Massif, how wild Anchorage was in the 70s, how he struggled with his marriages, and what he is currently doing. This is a must listen.