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.
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.
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.
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.
Jeff was joined by reporter Nat Herz from Alaska Public Media. They discuss how he got into journalism, why he came to Alaska, his time working as a reporter at the Anchorage Daily News, why he went to Alaska Public Media, how the media landscape is changing, the complexities of the Legislature, and some of the stories he has written.
Jeff was joined by Senate President Cathy Giessel (R - Anchorage). This is her second time on the podcast. They discuss the repealing of the unpopular crime bill SB 91, healthcare bills she has worked on, the PFD, how it has been being Senate President, the challenges of dealing with a split caucus, the recent issue concerning the vacant Senate seat, and other issues facing Alaska.
Jeff was joined by Suzanna Caldwell, the Recycling Coordinator for Solid Waste Services. They discuss her ten years working as a reporter for the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer, the Alaska Dispatch, and the Anchorage Daily News, why she decided to leave journalism, how she got into the trash business, and how trash works in Anchorage.
Jeff was joined by Anchorage attorney Robin Brena. They discuss his time growing up in Skagway, why he decided to go to law school, his career as a lawyer in Alaska, how he got into oil and gas law, the current oil tax ballot initiative he is a part of, why he feels Alaska's current oil tax structure is unair to Alaska, and the history of oil taxes in Alaska.
Jeff was joined by Meredith Noble, founder of Learn Grant Writing, an online program for teaching people grant writing. They discuss her growing up on a farm in Wyoming, why she moved to Alaska, her involvement in a new group called Geeks in the Woods, and her recently published a book on Amazon called How to Write a Grant: Become a Grant Writing Unicorn, which recently reached #2 best seller status for Nonprofit Fundraising & Grants in its first week.