Category Archives: Podcasts

The Weekly Top 3 (10.7.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of October 7, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) in our view, why those resisting other taxes are prolonging PFDcuts (at 1:37); 2) Sen. Shelley Hughes took a big step at Monday’s #akleg PFD Working Group session, now it’s the Top20%’s turn to take one (20:36); and 3) the University Board of Regents blink & revert (yet again) to 2016 (28:50).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.30.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 30, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) wasting yet another opportunity to show vision, the ADN editorial board overlooks the middle on the PFD issue (at 1:49); 2) what the Governor’s nomination of Josh Revak to the vacant Senate seat, the likely Senate R reaction and his statement on the Special Session means about where we are headed on the PFD (23:10); and 3) we talk about whether, amidst all the static, the University will ever be able to get it right (30:50).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.23.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 23, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) what the new OMB Dir will tell us about the future direction of the Dunleavy Administration (and who we think would send a good message) (at 1:44); 2) why the Alaska GOP’s decision to cancel the R Presidential Preference Poll is a big deal (17:22); and 3) what Rep. Laddie Shaw’s rejection by the Senate R’s tells us about where we are headed on the PFD (25:50).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.16.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 16, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) our initial take on what the weekend strike on Saudi oil facilities means to Alaska (at 1:47); 2) what Ed King’s latest piece on the PFD is telling us about the state’s fiscal road ahead (at 12:44); and 3) as federal FY 2019 comes to an end it has become clear that the Trump Administration’s deficits are now on track to surpass even Obama’s (at 31:09).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.9.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 9, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) why, even if the Administration achieves all of its goals next year for spending cuts, we STILL will be talking about more PFD cuts (at 1:45); 2) what the Permanent Fund’s continued strong returns mean for the current generation (its not everything you would hope) (19:25); and 3) our takeaway from the Fitch bond ratings downgrade (its not the cuts, its the unstable revenue sources we are relying on) (27:26).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (9.2.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of September 2, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) our first take on what BP’s sale to Hilcorp means for Alaska (at 1:44); 2) yet another op-ed in support of cutting the PFD (or, put another way, yet another effort to save the Top20% from contributing toward the costs of govt) (18:57); and 3) at a federal level the Tea Party appears to be fading to black just at the time it is needed most (27:11).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.26.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 26, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) both the ADN and NewsMiner editorial pages throw in with the Top20% hook, line and sinker, by calling for PFD cuts without even addressing other revenue options first (at 2:00); 2) going in the opposite direction from the ADN and NewsMiner, a newly revealed poll shows the majority of Alaskans oppose PFD cuts and favor using other revenue measures (12:26); 3) our initial thoughts on the new oil tax initiative (22:14); and in the bonus round, Michael and I talk about the Governor’s new communication efforts (33:19).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.19.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 19, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) the “second veto” budget – what’s in it and where do we go from here (at 1:41); 2) a live lesson in hypocrisy – many of those who are pushing to maintain govt spending are voting to avoid paying for it themselves (24:26), and 3) what a “progressive income tax” would mean to Alaskans – its not pretty (28:53).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.12.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 12, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) what a deep dive into Alaska’s 10-year forecast reveals (hint: it’s not pretty) (at 1:38); 2) what should be the ultimate goal in the coming #AKoil tax debate (18:19), and 3) should the Governor veto less than a full PFD (29:10).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (8.5.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of August 5, 2019.

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

This week our Top 3 are these: 1) what we think of legislative leadership’s push for a PFD-only session (at 1:31); 2) oil prices take a dive – what does that mean for Alaska’s fiscal situation (21:33), and 3) the U is starting down the right road (29:50).

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.