With just a few days left before Anchorage voters head to the polls Tuesday for a runoff election to pick a new mayor the race is intensifying. On April 7th, Ethan Berkowitz and Amy Demboski took the most votes in the city-wide election. For the most part the campaigns were cordial, with the candidates sparing on policy disagreements, but respectful of one another. But in the last week or so new issues have been quickly popping up—both personal and policy related. Today we’ll be sorting through the mayor’s race stories appearing online and in the news, getting a handle on what coverage is substantial, and what’s superficial.
KSKA: Friday, 5/1 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 5/1 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 5/2 at 4:30pm
Today, we'll be talking about he aftermath of this week's Anchorage municipal election - results that were surprising to some.
KSKA: Friday, 4/10 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/10 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/11 at 4:30pm
Today we’ll be checking in with the Legislative session in Juneau, and the impacts the latest school funding developments on schools statewide and how it may affect school bonds in Anchorage’s upcoming Municipal Election. And, we’ll take a look at how a group of Sudanese refugees are moving forward after a recent vandalism incident in Anchorage.
KSKA: Friday, 4/3 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 4/3 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 4/4 at 4:30pm
Today we’re discussing the race for mayor in Alaska’s largest city. Anchorage’s city politics have ripples across the state, whether in terms of funding coming from the Legislature, or launching political careers into higher office. The election is on April 7th, but recently we’ve seen the race start to take off. It’s a crowded field, with 11 candidates, hundreds of thousands of dollars pouring in from donations, and expectations of an eventual run off.
KSKA: Friday, 2/27 at 2:00pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 6:00pm
KAKM: Friday, 2/27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, 2/28 at 4:30pm
Watch the second hour of Running with Anchorage Mayoral candidates Bob Lupo and Phil Isley.
Mayoral candidates Dan Sullivan and Paul Honeman were interviewed in the first half of the show. Candidates Jacob Seth Kern and Bruce J. Lemke did not attend.
Four of six mayoral candidates joined host Michael Carey and panelists Grace Jang, KTVA and Daysha Eaton KSKA for Running 2012 in the KAKM studios on March 29. Watch the first hour of the program with candidates Dan Sullivan and Paul Honeman here. Bob Lupo and Phil Isley presented in second video.
Daysha Eaton hosts Anchorage School Board candidates in the KAKM studios.
3:00 David Nees, Seat E
16:00 Kathleen Plunkett (incumbent), Seat E
30:40 Tam Agosti-Gisler, Seat F
45:15 Richard Wanda, Seat F
58: 45 Natasha Von Imhof, Seat G
1:12:30 Starr Marsett, Seat G