The Midnight Sun - The Podcast

The Midnight Sun Podcast (December 4)

In our December 4th episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss this week’s Palin vs. Trump fight, whether any of the Alaskans vying to be the next Secretary of Interior have a real shot at the job, and the taxi industry reform ordinance the Anchorage Assembly will be hearing Tuesday night. In addition, incoming House Minority Leader Rep. Charisse Millett stops by for an in-depth discussion of Alaska’s fiscal policy and the impact of 15 freshmen legislators will have this year.


The Midnight Sun Podcast (November 27)

In our post-Thanksgiving episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Trump exhaustion, a federal redistricting decision out of Wisconsin that may impact Alaska races, and the timing of the Vote-By-Mail and PFD Automatic Voter Registration system implementation. In addition, Senator Bill Wielechowski stops by for an in-depth discussion of oil tax policy, the budget deficit, and his ongoing lawsuit regarding the Permanent Fund Dividend.







The Midnight Sun Podcast (November 18)

The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Assemblyman and former Alaska congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar to discuss Governor Bill Walker replacing his Chief of Staff, former Senator Johhny Ellis coming out as a gay man, Alaska Republicans and Alaska Democrats both shaking up their staffs, and we interview Representative-elect Jennifer Johnston.







The Midnight Sun Podcast (November 11)

The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Assemblyman and former Alaska congressional candidate Forrest Dunbar to discuss the biggest takeaways from the 2016 general elections in Alaska, what a Trump victory means for The Last Frontier, and whether split power between Democrats and Republicans in the legislature and Independent Governor Bill Walker will work.









The Midnight Sun Podcast (November 6) Part 1

In part 1 we discuss the impact on the elections of the Governor’s announcement that he has a treatable form of cancer, we ask whether Alaska’s “independent” voters really are that independent, and the latest trends in political advertising in Alaska.







The Midnight Sun Podcast (October 29) – Part 2

The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Taylor Bickford of Strategies 360 and Matt Larkin of Dittman Research. In part 2, we got through the legislative races one at a time to see where we think they stand with 10 days to go.








The Midnight Sun Podcast (October 17) – Joelle Hall

The Midnight Sun’s Casey Reynolds is joined by Alaska AFL-CIO Director of Operations Joelle Hall to discuss some of Alaska’s most interesting legislative races and the issues at play in them.

This week we discuss the endangered Alaska incumbent, voter enthusiasm in Alaska, campaign messages we’re hearing, and what the labor movement can learn from Donald Trump.