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Anchorage Edition: September 5, 2008

By | September 5, 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:

  • Sarah Palin as VP choice for Republican party and all the reaction from our neighbors in Alaska as well as friends across the country
  • Stock market reacted to the Republican choice of VP
  • Dirt diggers from the national media are in Alaska, seeking anything salacious — or even relevant — related to the Palin family
  • Did the McCain campaign fully “vet” Sarah Palin before announcing their selection
  • The Palin / Monegan / Wooten investigation has stalled out as targeted witnesses are choosing to avoid speaking on the record
  • Palin’s stance on earmarks — especially over the “Bridge to Nowhere” — comes under national scrutiny and, depending on the political camp, ridicule
  • Has Palin actually achieved all the goals she’s purported to have achieved?
  • Palin comes under scrutiny for leading a “527 group” that supported Senator Ted Stevens in the past
  • The Don Young / Sean Parnell competition for the right to run for Alaska’s sole U.S. House seat remains undecided, pending a Division of Elections decision
  • Will Palin’s appearance on the Republican ticket drive higher Republican voting rates in November, thus putting Don Young into office, despite Palin’s disputes with him?

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HOST: Nellie Moore, independent journalist (filling in for Michael Carey)


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, Septmeber 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, September 5, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. (no repeat broadcast this week)


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