Category Archives: Podcasts

The Weekly Top 3 (6.10.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of June 10, 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 weekly 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 thoughts on where we go from here on the #AKbudget (a 60-day budget to give the #akleg time to finish their job) (at 3:47); 2) why the Congressional tool of “Continuing Resolutions” has become relevant to the #AKbudget (13:13), and 3) our thoughts on the so-called “PFD Working Group” (21:17). In addition, we take a few minutes to discuss the legal issue swirling around education funding (27:05).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (6.3.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of June 3, 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 weekly 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 thoughts on SB 1002, the Senate’s new PFD bill (at 1:48); 2) we discuss the downright, “let them eat cake” attitude many Senate R’s are taking about paying a full PFD (18:15); and 3) the latest, significantly downward movements in oil prices (23:40).

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 (5.27.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of May 27, 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 weekly 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 turned into 4: 1) why the #akleg’s current efforts to change the PFD is just spinning its wheels (at 2:04), 2) we believe the Governor SHOULD be calling out individual legislators (16:24), 3) a substantial transfer from the earnings reserve account to the Permanent Fund corpus is fiscally irresponsible (25:08), and 4) some positive news from the oil & gas patch (31:00).

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.

The Weekly Top 3 (5.20.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of May 20, 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 weekly 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 issues are these: 1) is the #akleg likely to approve a full PFD, and if so, where do things go from there (at 1:55), 2) how deep should vetoes go this year – “glide path” or “rip off the band aid” (19:55), and 3) yes, the state has other fiscal reserves, but should they be spent now (27:20).

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 (5.13.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of May 13, 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 weekly 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 issues are these: 1) what is happening with the Conference Committee on the budget and where we are headed after it finishes its work (at 1:49), 2) a News-Miner op-ed editorializes on courage, yet shows none itself (22:52), and 3) we discuss a Rasmuson Board op-ed in the Anchorage Daily News which argues that the state needs more time to deal with budget cuts, even though it has had since 2013 to prepare (27:37).

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 (5.6.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of May 6, 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 weekly 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 issues are these: 1) the question those urging restored spending — such as doctors and university supporters, to pick a couple that have made the papers in recent days — should be asked (at 1:51), 2) how so-called conservative Sen. Chris Birch is urging his fellow legislators to ignore the law (14:10), and 3) why NONE of the so-called spending caps — neither the Governor’s nor the legislature’s — actually match spending to revenues (27:20).

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 (4.29.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of April 29, 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 weekly 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 issues are these: 1) the Senate Finance Committee’s adoption last Friday of a $3000 PFD for this year (at 1:50), 2) the huge significance of the Senate Finance Committee’s simultaneously proposed move of $12B from the Permanent Fund earnings reserve to the Permanent Fund corpus (19:25), and 3) what to look for on spending as the Senate takes up the Operating Budget on the floor this week (28:08).

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 (4.22.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of April 22, 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 on the Show each Tuesday from 6:20-7am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: 1) early in the session, the House and Senate scolded the Dunleavy Admin for not doing its homework, but now, both bodies are doing the same thing (at 1:47); 2) the long-awaited Buckeye Institute Report, which the Administration touted in its 10-year plan, is out but hugely disappoints (26:00); and 3) on the federal side, the annual Social Security report is out and its frightening (32:25).

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 (4.15.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of April 15, 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 on the Show each Tuesday from 6:20-7am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: 1) why the state’s current budget process doesn’t achieve the needed goal of balancing “what we want” with “what we are willing to pay” (at 1:46); 2) we count the number of PFD “plans” circulating in various parts of the legislature — we are up to four (18:29), and 3) at the end of this session, will at least parts of the budget end up in court and what happens if they do (26:32).

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 (4.8.2019)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of April 8, 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 on the Show each Tuesday from 6:20-7am for a discussion between the two of us about the three issues.

This week our Top 3 issues are these: 1) the House Finance Committee’s proposed budget and things to watch as it moves to the floor (at 1:38), 2) why both SJR6, the Governor’s proposed spending cap, and the Senate Finance Committee’s version of the same, are ineffective as written, and what changes are needed as a result (23:36), and 3) our thoughts on the Senate Finance Committee’s proposed PFD bill (30:43).

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.