Menu Schedule Links


Anchorage Edition: August 29, 2008

By | August 29, 2008

Each week, host Michael Carey gathers journalists and commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics this week include:

  • National attention turns to Alaska (again) — this time because Sarah Palin was picked as VP candidate alongside John McCain in the race for the White House
  • Alaskan thoughts on the Obama-Biden ticket, in contrast to McCain-Palin
  • What happens if Palin goes to Washington as VP and Parnell goes to the U.S. House?
  • U.S. House race between Republicans Don Young and Sean Parnell is effectively tied until the Division of Elections can perform a recount from this week’s statewide primary election (Young in the lead by 152 votes at the moment)
  • More primary election results for U.S. House (Berkowitz and Benson) and U.S. Senate (Stevens and Begich) and some of the local items
  • All statewide ballot measures fail in the primary
  • Additional results from the state legislative races — largely status quo, despite corruption controversies of the last couple of years

Download Audio (MP3, 30 min)

HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, August 29, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, August 29, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. Repeats Saturday, August 30, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.


SUBSCRIBE: Get Anchorage Edition updates automatically by e-mail, RSS or podcast.

You can subscribe to Alaska Public Television program highlights via email or RSS.