In our March 19 episode, Casey Reynolds and former Wasilla legislator Lynn Gattis discuss Donald Trump’s latest bout with “alternative facts”, the Alaska state budget, and what the reaction of Alaskans has been to the State Senate passing PFD reform. Casey then interviews Kenai-Soldotna area Senator Peter Micciche to get his take on the state budget and his body’s PFD reform package.
In our March 12 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by former Special Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Leslie Dach to talk with us about what impact the Trumpcare bill would have on Alaska if enacted. Forrest and Casey go on to discuss what themes and issues are rising Anchorage’s municipal races and what is happening in Juneau.
In our February 19 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss what Forrest heard about the new Trump administration during his time in Washington D.C. this week, our take on the latest fantasy state legislature league scores, and what to expect in the upcoming Anchorage municipal elections.
We are also joined by Ian Lang of Alaska’s Future to discuss the where discussions on a comprehensive solution to the state budget crisis stand and where they are likely to go.
In our February 5 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s decision to vote against the confirmation of Pres. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos before moving on to a fiery conversation about whether Rep. Dean Westlake’s bill to establish Indigenous People’s Day on the same day as Columbus Day is a good idea. We are also joined by State Senator Mia Costello to discuss the intersection between the state budget and economy, her bill to let Uber-like companies into the Alaska market, and how crime reform passed last year itself needs reform.
In our January 29 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar are joined by Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz to discuss Pres. Trump’s executive orders on immigration and whether Anchorage is a sanctuary city, the meaning of and next steps for the Women’s Marches that happened across Alaska, what we’ll see on the Muni ballot in April, and snow removal.
In our January 15 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss Alaska’s senators voting to begin the process of repealing Obamacare and review many of the bills coming before the legislature this year. We are also joined by Governor Bill Walker’s Chief of Staff Scott Kendall and Communications Director Grace Jang for a discussion of the challenges the governor faces with two years remaining in his term.
In our January 8 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss the shooting in Fort Lauderdale, Alaska’s revolving door between the news media and political jobs, and as many as ten ballot questions that could appear on the ballot in Anchorage’s upcoming election. We are also joined by incoming House Rules Chair Gabrielle LeDoux to discuss how the bipartisan House majority came together and if it will hold, Sen. Pete Kelly’s comments this week that the legislative session will be a fight between capitalism and socialism, and Sen. Kevin Meyer’s attempts to outlaw her PAC.