Anchorage Edition: February 20, 2009
- U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski addressed the Alaska Legislature this week, pressing for natural gas development and more
- One of the ideas Murkowski presented was directional drilling from just outside ANWR to under ANWR lands
- Palin proposes more budget cuts amidst oil revenue crash
- Ted Stevens’ corruption case continues to make headlines as federal prosecutors are embarrassed and an inexperienced FBI agent is being accused of overreaching in his accusations against prosecutors; what could possibly happen next?
- Ted Stevens developed a close relationship with Alaska Natives over his many decades in office; are Senators Murkowski and Begich following that path, too?
- Palin and Begich have had back tax troubles like so many other politicians; Begich paid his, Palin is being asked to pay hers (on her per diem)
- 15 candidates are running for the wide-open Anchorage Mayor’s seat; why so many? Can they all raise money? And how can news organizations cover everyone?
- Alaska Legislature is debating changes in pollution regulations covering the cruise ship industry
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HOST: Michael Carey, freelance editorial writer for the Anchorage Daily News
- Paul Jenkins, conservative commentator
- Edgar Blatchford, History Professor, University of Alaska Anchorage
- Steve MacDonald, KTUU Channel 2 News
KSKA (FM) BROADCAST: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.
KAKM (TV) BROADCAST: Friday, February 20, 2009 at 10:30 p.m.; repeats Saturday, February 21 at 5:00 p.m.
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