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.

The Weekly Top 3 (6.11.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 — our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week — for the week of June 11, 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) whether the #AKGov candidates are talking about the right issues (at 5:10), (2) the 3% carve out from ANWR revenues proposed by the AK Congressional delegation for Alaska’s regional native corporations (at 25:20), and (3) in a federal fiscal moment, why Social Security & Medicare funding are becoming issues (at 39:45).

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 (6.4.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of June 4, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

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) our first take on the candidates in this coming #akelect cycle (at 2:40), (2) a deeper look at one of the “winners” and the resulting losers this past #akleg session (at 24:00), and (3) what did we learn about the #AKLNG project from the #AKGov Walker’s China trip (at 41:45).

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 (5.28.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of May 28, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

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

This week we focus on (1) Why we need to take #AKLNG seriously (at 3:10), (2) the effort by some to apply revisionist history to the #PFD (at 19:46), and (3) our thoughts on Rep. Tammie Wilson’s comments on the Show last week on HB 331 (and why it is and will continue to be an issue for us in the upcoming election cycle) (at 36:37). At the end, Michael also raises a fourth subject: is the federal government headed for yet another fiscal cliff in October (at 48:24).

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 (5.21.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of May 21, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

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

This week we focus on (1) what drove the $1+B increase–yes, increase–in state spending this session (at 3:08), (2) the fiscal story the #AKSen keeps telling itself (in hopes that others buy it) (at 23:00), and (3) what already may be the best campaign ad we will see this entire season (at 38:28).

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 (5.14.2018)

Welcome to The Weekly Top 3 for the week of May 14, 2018, our look at the top 3 things on our mind this week.

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

Typically we devote these segments to the top 3 things on our mind as we make the turn from the prior week to the one head. This week, however, we take time out to focus on “The Five Most Fiscally Irresponsible Votes This Past #AKLeg Session.” We start with No. 1 on the list, HB 331, the Oil Credit Bond bill, or as we put it, the Oil Credit Bailout bill, and work our way on down the list.

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.