A podcast about Alaska with Matt Buxton and Pat Race. We talk about civics, politics, journalism, history and just about everything having to do with the 49th State. More at https://HelloAlaska.pizza
068 – Final Four
It’s down to the final four in the special primary election for U.S. Representative for all Alaska and we do some post primary unpacking. The top four candidates are Sarah Palin, Nick Begich, Al Gross, and Mary Peltola.
067 – Light the Beacon
A chat with Andrew Kitchenman, editor of the Alaska Beacon, about this new publication and their promising crew of veteran journalists focused on becoming a trusted source for state government and politics news. The Alaska Beacon
066 – Cyber Security & Tests of Impurity
Ballots start heading to Alaska voters this week in special US House primary election Court shortens window for new redistricting appeals in order to meet June 1 filing deadline Alaska Redistricting trial comes down to conflicting opinions of judge’s opinion Alaska House Republicans remove Eastman from caucus Republican lawmakers remove Rep. David Eastman from Alaska … Continue reading 066 – Cyber Security & Tests of Impurity
065 – The Blue Alaskan
In this episode we chat with The Blue Alaskan about anonymity, journalism, and the shop element of being a prominent anonymous blogger covering municipal government in Alaska’s biggest city. Our first interview with Blue took place on March 29th and we decided it would be best to wait and release it after everyone cooled off … Continue reading 065 – The Blue Alaskan
064 – Senate Pairs & Settlement Errors
Alaska Redistricting Board narrows options for Anchorage state senate maps GOP senators bash GOP-favored redistricting plan as ‘absolutely ridiculous’ The House’s rejection of settlement money is unprecedented, but so is the settlement Alaska House refuses to pay doctors illegally fired by Gov. Dunleavy Alaska House votes to cut Medicaid funding for abortion services Monday Anchorage … Continue reading 064 – Senate Pairs & Settlement Errors
063 – Santa vs. Sarah
50 candidates: A wild U.S. House race takes shape in Alaska (ADN) Friday in the Sun (April 1): The Everyone’s Running edition (MNS) Sarah Palin among 50 candidates running to fill remainder of Don Young’s term in US House (AK Public Media) Public memorial service for Rep. Don Young held in Anchorage (AKNS)
Ping pong and ranked choice!
Thank you for the excellent explanation of the very small town that is Alaskan politics. Do either of you remember when the legislature had an annual soft ball game? Way more ridiculous than a church-camp lock-in at the tiny gym. Can’t wait to rank my choices!
I always come away from these episodes entertained and feeling better informed. I’d recommend it to anyone trying to get a better handle on what’s happening with the Alaska government.
I enjoyed it.