Debate for the State 2016 – Thursday, November 3, 8:00PM

Alaska Public Media will air two debates, one featuring candidates running for the U.S. House of Representatives and one featuring candidates running for the U.S. Senate. The live program will begin on Thursday, November 3 at 8:00 p.m. Here’s what you need to know about the broadcast:

Where to watch: KAKM Channel 7 Anchorage, KTOO Channel 3.1 Juneau, KYUK Channel 15 Bethel

Where to listen: 91.1 KSKA, Alaska Public Media Radio Livestream

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Moderator: Lori Townsend, News Director, APRN

Panelists: Dan Bross, Reporter, KUAC; Liz Ruskin, Reporter, APRN

8:00PM-8:50PM U.S. House Candidates: Rep. Don Young (R), Steve Lindbeck (D), Jim Mcdermott (L), Bernie Souphanavong (I)

8:50PM-9:00PM Reporter Analysis: Zachariah Hughes, Reporter, Alaska Public Media; Rachel Waldholz, Reporter, Alaska’s Energy Desk; Andrew Kitchenman, Reporter, APRN/KTOO

9:00PM-10:00 U.S. Senate Candidates: Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R), Ray Metcalfe (D), Joe Miller (L), Margaret Stock (I)

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Eric is a video producer for Alaska's Energy Desk. While he never learned the proper way to ride a horse while growing up in Wyoming, he did manage to become a proficient video cable wrangler thanks to a volunteer gig at Wyoming PBS. After graduating from Ithaca College with a Bachelors degree in Television-Radio Production, Eric spent a couple years traveling around Oregon and Washington as a Multimedia Producer for a regional newspaper company, covering everything from sand sculpting competitions to sled dog races. From there, he transitioned to a more stationary gig in Portland, where he developed and managed a team of video editors at a startup news production company. The call of the road sent Eric north, where he’s happy to once again be producing video and audio in the field. Outside of work, Eric is hoping to spend as much time as he can exploring Alaska (it’s so close to Anchorage), climbing around on rocks, and perhaps finally learning how to ride a horse. eketo (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8494 | About Eric