Category Archives: Podcasts

The Weekly Top 3 (8.13.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 13, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from, now 6:20-7am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 6-8am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) our look at whether, as some claim, Alaska has settled into a “new economic normal” (at 4:20), (2) as the timetable for #AKLNG slips away, what remains of Gov Walker’s vision for a second term (13:20), and (3) our final, pre-primary wrap up of the issues that we think are important as voters go to the polls next week (24:55).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.6.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 6, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) what the real PFD number would have been had the legislature followed the statute (hint, its over $3000) (at 2:05), (2) our take on Mark Begich’s evolving PFD plan (21:32), and (3) our problems with Mead Treadwell’s economic plan (37:00).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.30.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 30, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) The coming fiscal tsunami facing state & local governments across the nation, including Alaska (& why HB 331 — the oil credit bonding bill — is part of Alaska’s share of the problem) (at 2:30), (2) our view on whether the Alaska economy is getting better or just worse at a slower rate (28:30), and (3) our thoughts on the critical fiscal issues facing Alaskans three weeks out from the primary (39:05).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

Tom Anderson Show (7.26.2018)

Yesterday, we hosted the Tom Anderson Show for a day. As we always do, we used the opportunity to explore with knowledgeable guests various oil, gas and fiscal policy related issues important to Alaska. The segments are at the YouTube clips below. For those that prefer the audio version, they are collected on our Soundcloud page here.

We started with Cody Rice, an analyst with global oil & gas consulting group Wood Mackenzie about the current global LNG market and #AKLNG‘s place in it.

In the second hour, we talked to Craig Medred, well known Alaska journalist now writing at craigmedred.news, about this year’s fishing runs, how the politics of fish may affect this year’s Governor’s race and then, separately, about the quality of the reporting during this year’s Alaska election cycle.

Then in the third hour, we talked to we talk to Maya MacGuineas, the President of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, about the current federal fiscal situation, the status of Social Security and ways that Alaskans can be involved in finding solutions.

And of course, in an around the three hours we also took the opportunity to offer some views of our own on (1) why we haven’t cut the #AKbudget more (at 0:48); (2) the #akleg‘s use of #CreditCard fiscal policy (8:05); (3) our view of the state of the #AKecon (10:24); and (4) our view of where we are headed this #akelect cycle (12:20).

The Weekly Top 3 (7.23.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 23, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) why there is a difference between “Alaska First” (Gov. Walker’s campaign theme) and AlaskaNS First, and why that difference is important (at 3:17); (2) are we on track, as Mike Dunleavy claims in a recent op-ed, for a “new legislature, which will look dramatically different next year, and what’s the consequences if that doesn’t happen (21:02); and (3) from the federal budget side, even the Trump Admin now admits we are headed for $1 T+ deficits; what does that mean for Alaska (34:24).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.16.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 16, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) Our reaction to a recent op-ed from Gov Walker attempting to excuse his unilateral 2016 #PFDcut (and some follow up with Michael about our current view of the Governor’s race) (at 2:45); (2) why HB331 (the #OilCredit bailout bill) sets a dangerous legal precedent for future legislatures if upheld (24:45); and (3) what last week’s legislative #AKLNG hearings said to us about the status of the project (38:35).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.9.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 9, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) Alaska Public Media swallows #AKGov Walker’s campaign theme hook, line & sinker (at 2:10); (2) why we need to revamp the state gov’ts approach to budgeting (20:55), and (3) what we are looking for during this week’s hearings on #AKLNG (40:18).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (7.2.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of July 2, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: (1) this year’s overriding #akelect issue at both state & fed levels (at 2:35); (2) is the #OilCredit bond bailout (HB 331) justified, as some claim, because it “creates jobs” (16:50); and (3) do we need (or more importantly, can we afford) another federal corp tax cut (41:20)? Michael also asks a bonus round question related to a dispute over numbers between Sen. John Coghill and columnist Dermot Cole (50:50).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (6.25.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of June 25, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week we turn our focus to the issues we believe will be important in this year’s election cycle. We start with these three: (1) why we think the PFD is an important issue in individual #akleg races (at 3:05), (2) why we think the federal deficit is a real issue in Don Young’s race (20:55), and (3) the reason we think #OilCredits will continue to be an issue in this year’s state races (37:45).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.

The Weekly Top 3 (6.18.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of June 18, 2018.

The Weekly Top 3 is a regular segment on The Michael Dukes Show. I join Michael on the Show each Tuesday from 9:15-10am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues. The Show broadcasts on FacebookLive and via streaming audio from the Show’s website weekdays from 9-11am.

This week we focus on (1) What is a “shadow deficit” and why we should be concerned about it (2:45), (2) why George Orwell’s book, “1984,” is relevant to this year’s Alaska election (20:10), and (3) what the employment numbers are telling us about the #AKecon (38:00).

The segment is at the YouTube clip above. For those that prefer the audio version, it is available on our Soundcloud page here. For this and other complete podcasts of The Michael Dukes Show, go to the Show’s Soundcloud page here.

For those interested, our YouTube home page contains all of our recent radio appearancesonline and radio ads and other presentations. For a collection of our past episodes on Soundcloud, go here.