In our April 7 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar discuss what happened in Anchorage’s local elections now that all the votes are in, what is going on in the state budget and PFD reform efforts, and the state of internet privacy protection legislation. We are also joined by Assemblyman-elect Felix Rivera to talk about what he saw and heard on the campaign trail and his thoughts as a member of the LGBT community on legislators objecting to letting Drew Phoenix serve on the Alaska Human Rights Commission because he is transgender.
In our March 26 episode, Casey Reynolds and Forrest Dunbar invite Alaska’s former U.S. Senator Mark Begich back to discuss the failure of the GOP’s healthcare bill in Congress and what it means for Alaska and our congressional delegation, the Alaska state budget, Begich’s effort to increase the number of red state Democrats in his party, and we even get into Anchorage local politics a little bit.
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.