Anchorage Edition: November 21, 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 defeated by Mark Begich for U.S. Senate seat; offers departing remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate — on his 85th birthday
- What kinds of help will Mark Begich need as part of the transition from Stevens to Begich in the Senate?
- Anchorage mayor’s office will soon be open (aside from the acting mayor: the chair of the Assembly); election for mayor will come up in April
- What were your favorite Ted Stevens earmarks over the years?
- What happens next to Alaska with the loss of Stevens and falling oil prices?
- Alaska’s budget depends upon $85 oil. Will Palin wield a big cost-cutting axe this coming year?
- Who will be the key players in the State Senate, in terms of dealing with the budget?
- We have a new President coming into office soon; how will he treat Alaska and Governor Palin?
- Tony Knowles’ name has been batted around as a possible Obama administration appointment, possibly for the Department of the Interior
- If Knowles goes to the Interior, how would it affect tribal entities and corporations in Alaska?
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HOST: Nellie Moore, independent journalist
- Paul Jenkins, conservative commentator
- Mike Bradner, Alaska Legislative Digest
- Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2
- Edgar Blatchford, UAA Journalism Department
KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, November 21, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, November 21, 2008 at 9:00 p.m. / Repeats Saturday, November 22 at 5:00 p.m.
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