Jeff was again joined by Senator Scott Kawasaki (D - Fairbanks). They discuss the BP sale to Hilcorp, the PFOS issue in Fairbanks, the new budget, his time in the Legislature, the challenges facing rural Alaska, the PFD, how it has been coming from the House to the Senate, and what he expects for the next legislative session.
Jeff was joined by Eric Croft. Croft has served in the Alaska Legislature, the Anchorage Assembly and the Anchorage School Board. He recently filed to run for Anchorage mayor in 2021. They discuss his time in the Legislature, why he ran for School Board and Assembly, why he is running for mayor, the issues facing Anchorage including homelessness, education, crime, and the economy, and what the future holds for Anchorage.
Jeff was joined by David Keith, Campaign Manager for Al Gross' U.S. Senate campaign. They discuss his background in politics, some of the previous campaigns he has worked on, how he ended up coming to Alaska to run Gross' campaign, the previous 2014 Senate race in Alaska between Mark Begich and Dan Sullivan, their campaign strategy, and some of the likely issues that will be part of the race.
Jeff was joined by Dr. Anne Zink, the Chief Medical Officer for the State of Alaska, and Bonnie, a medical student who was shadowing her. They discuss how she got into medicine, the cost of healthcare in the United States, how to deliver the most cost effective healthcare, the opioid crisis, her recent one year sabbatical where she traveled around the world with her family, and the healthcare system in general.
Jeff was joined by former Anchorage Assemblymember Dan Coffey. They discuss how he was adopted and came to Alaska, growing up in Anchorage in the 1950s and 60s, going to college and law school out of state, why he came back, how he got sober, how he became the lawyer for the Great Alaskan Bush Company, why he got into politics, running for Anchorage mayor in 2015, the homelessness problem, and his thoughts on many Alaska politicos.