January 10, 2022

Lisa Murkowski - Episode 228

Jeff was joined by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R - Alaska). This was first recorded as a video interview. They discuss the one-year anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot, former President Donald Trump's odd conditional endorsement of Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy (R - Alaska), the federal infrastructure bill, and what's happening in D.C.

January 5, 2022

Lance Pruitt - Episode 227

Jeff was joined by former Representative Lance Pruitt, who served in the Alaska House from 2011-2021. They discuss what he's bee up to since losing his seat in 2020, what it was like serving in the Legislature for ten years, his 13 vote loss in 2020 to now-Representative Liz Snyder (D - Anchorage), how makeup of the Legislature has changed since 2016, the differences being in the minority and the majority, how the fiscal situation has negatively impacted the ability of the Legislature to function, and if he plans on running for office again.  

January 4, 2022

Paul Johnson - Episode 226

Jeff was joined by UAA Economics Professor Paul Johnson. They discuss his background in economics, the causes of inflation and how it is impacting the economy, the difference between the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, what is happening with interest rates, the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy, the challenges of COVID-19 on teaching classes, and a discussion about what is happening in China. 

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