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Anchorage Edition: December 12, 2008

By | December 12, 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:

  • Don Young loses his senior Republican ranking on the House Natural Resources Committee
  • Ted Stevens has requested a new trial; are Alaskan’s sympathetic?
  • What’s the future for Ted Stevens?
  • Obama’s energy team is gathering; Energy Secretary nominee — Steven Chu — is a Nobel prize winner, a supporter on alternative energy sources and a critic of coal
  • Will the Obama administration support the natural gas pipeline, perhaps as part of public works funding?
  • Flint Hills refinery in North Pole is in trouble, which may put the Alaska Railroad in trouble (which pulls nearly half its revenue from transporting jet fuel from North Pole to the Anchorage airport); State is considering some kind of bailout
  • Price of gas is lowest in 5 years, but highest prices nationally are in Alaska — even in populated areas; will the Legislature “get to the bottom of this?”
  • Oil prices and the Alaska State budget — now what?
  • Remembering an Alaskan character — police officer, entrepreneur, lobbyist — Ed Dankworth

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HOST: Michael Carey, independent journalist

GUESTS:

  • Paul Jenkins, conservative commentator
  • Larry Persily, independent journalist
  • Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2

KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, December 12, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, December 12, 2008 at 9:00 p.m.

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