Anchorage Edition: October 17, 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:
- Ted Stevens takes the stand in his own defense this week as the trial appears to be winding down
- Catherine Stevens testifies in the trial as well, professing ignorance of how several home renovations happened at their home in Girdwood
- Will the Stevens trial impact the Stevens campaign for re-election to the U.S. Senate?
- The Mark Begich campaign is doing fairly well, but is it doing well enough to beat Stevens after 40 years in DC?
- Election ads are up and running — but not so much from the Stevens camp
- What ever happened to Vic Vickers, former U.S. Senate candidate on the Republican ticket?
- “Joe the Plumber” in Ohio was actually a Wasilla, Alaska resident in the past — how much more convoluted can the campaign get?
- McCain will take Alask’s 3 Electoral votes handily in the Presidential campaign… right?
- Palin’s criticism of Obama has been strident — will it harm an Obama presidency?
- What is the source of Palin’s popularity on the national stage?
- State-level legislative candidates are suffocating for campaign cash as the national and statewide races are sucking up all the money and attention
- Undecided voters… So what’s so hard for them to figure out?
- Oil prices continue to sag — what are the implications for Alaska’s state budget?
- Will the issue of the Constitutional Budget Reserve pop back up this year?
- Will depressed oil prices threaten a natural gas pipeline project?
- Will Sarah Palin boost Alaska tourism? Do VP candidates drive visitor numbers?
- Sarah Palin will be on Saturday Night Live this weekend
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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist
- Paul Jenkins, voiceofthetimes.net
- Rosemary Shinohara, Anchorage Daily News
- Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2 News
KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, October 17, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, October 17, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. / Repeats Saturday, October 18 at 5:00 p.m.
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