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Anchorage Edition: October 24, 2008

By | October 24, 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 corruption trial takes several strange turns — the jury seems to be losing its mind as deliberations start, stop and are now delayed through the weekend, maybe longer
  • The Ted Stevens trial and election for the U.S. Senate are up for bets on a market in Ireland — and the odds suggest Begich will take the Senate seat from Stevens, 70 to 30
  • Debates here in Alaska (Channel 2 this weekend, Channel 7 next Thursday) are struggling to figure out what to do since Ted Stevens may not be able to appear for the U.S. Senate debate
  • Juneau’s reaction to the Stevens trial, to Begich and Berkowitz as a challenger candidates
  • What happens if there’s a hung jury in the Stevens trial?
  • How has Palin been performing on the campaign trail?
  • Is the $150,000 Palin family makeover an issue or a non-issue in the campaign?
  • Polls appear to be trending toward Obama in the presidential race
  • Legislature holds hearing to talk about high price of gas in Alaska and says their appalled… and don’t know what to do about it
  • Palin ran on transparency and openness, but responses to open records requests are slow.. if they’re responded to at all. Is the Palin administration actually the most secretive in Alaska history?

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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist


KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

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