LISTEN: State government reporters discuss legislative priorities

A white man in a blue mask sits in front of a golden seal at a wiooden desk next to an american flag
Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer swears members of the state House in during the first day of the 32nd Legislative Session on Tuesday in Juneau. (Rashah McChesney/KTOO)

Lawmakers are meeting in Juneau for an unusual and challenging legislative session. With strict COVID-19 rules in place and a massive state budget deficit, there’s a lot at stake. What’s likely to happen this year with permanent fund dividends and pandemic relief? We discussed the year’s big legislative issues with reporters covering the session on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Annie Feidt

GUESTS:

  • Andrew Kitchenman, State Government Reporter, Alaska Public Media & KTOO
  • Nat Herz, Reporter, Alaska’s Energy Desk
  • James Brooks, State Reporter, Anchorage Daily News

PARTICIPATE:

Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast.

Send an email to talk@alaskapublic.org (Comments may be read on air).

Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (Comments may be read on air).

LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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