Jeff was joined by Jason Bockenstedt, Chief of Staff to Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. They discuss how he ended up in Alaska, his time working at GCI, how he started working for the Municipality of Anchorage, what it's like being chief of staff for the mayor, the ongoing homelessness issue, recent public testimony at the Assembly on the proposal to purchase buildings in Anchorage to combat homelessness, and the administration's plan to combat homelessness. 

Jeff was joined by Edgar Blatchford. He is a candidate for U.S. Senate in the Democratic primary. They discuss his background in Alaska, which includes being born in Nome before statehood, moving to Seward, the Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act (ANCSA), his work background, that included being the mayor of Seward and a commissioner for Governor Wally Hickel, why he is running for the U.S. Senate, campaign finance reform, and some Alaska history. 

Jeff was joined by Jeremy Conkling, President of the Anchorage Police Department Employees Association. They discuss why he became a police officer, the day-to-day work of a police officer, how people feel about cops, the issue of police brutality, proper use of force, what we can do to improve policing, and the culture within the police department. 

July 10, 2020

Bill Evans - Episode 161

Jeff was joined by Anchorage attorney and mayoral candidate Bill Evans. They discuss his campaign for mayor, the recent issue of police brutality, how Bill sees it as a candidate for mayor and a former police officer, reforming how we police in the United States, racial inequality in the country, a recent meeting of the Anchorage Assembly that got out of control, woke culture, and the controversy over the statute of Captain James Cook located in Downtown Anchorage.  

Jeff was joined by dancers Cherokee Savage and Tennessee Queen from the Great Alaskan Bush Company. They discuss how they got into dancing, what it's like working in the industry, how COVID has affected the industry, the stigma associated with being a stripper, the behind the scenes of stripclubs, and what it's like for strippers to meet people and date. 

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