Jeff Landfield spoke with UAA/ISER economist Brett Watson, builder Eric Visser with Visser Construction, and realtor July Leslie with Elite Real Estate Group about why housing prices in Anchorage have recently surged. This originally aired as a livestream on June 8.
Jeff was joined by Anchorage attorney Becky Windt Pearson. They discuss her time as Anchorage municipal attorney, her background and how she ended up in Alaska, how she met her husband, her time working as an attorney in Anchorage, how she became municipal attorney, the Campbell Lake issue, the 2018 earthquake, and a bunch of random topics.
Jeff was joined by Brad Keithley. Keithley is a former oil and gas attorney who currently runs Alaskans for Sustainable Budgets. They discuss the history of oil and gas in Alaska, including the long talked about gasline, why he came to Alaska, his work in oil and gas, current decisions by the Biden administration about oil development in Alaska, Alaska's fiscal problems, the dividend issue, and his ideas for where Alaska is headed.