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Boring Talk – Brad Keithley

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015 by Pat

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Brad Keithley is an oil, gas and fiscal policy consultant who wants to see Alaska adopt a sustainable budget. Keithley even ponied up $160,000 of his own money during the last election to target self-branded “fiscal conservatives” who weren’t delivering.

If you want to hear more from Keithley, you can find his opinions and ideas at his blog, Thoughts on Oil and Gas

Boring Talk – Katie Moritz

Monday, February 2nd 2015 by Pat

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Today on Boring Talk, I sit down with Katie Moritz, government reporter at the Juneau Empire. Moritz is a fresh face in the capitol building this year and I was eager to hear about her expectations and anxieties going into the new job.

Here are some of Katie’s most recent stories:

On a technical note, I’m still working out some bumps with my audio gear so this does have some light clipping. Sorry about that.

Boring Talk is a podcast where I’ll be exploring Alaska politics through long, boring conversations. This is a personal thirst for understanding but I’ll be sharing my (largely unedited) conversations because I think civic discourse is important in the age of Twitter and maybe there’s some information here that will be valuable to other Alaskans.

Boring Talk – “Disco” Ray Metcalfe

Friday, January 23rd 2015 by Pat

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Boring Talk is back in podcast form! In this first episode, I sit down with anti-corruption advocate and the man who brought the VECO scandal to light, Ray Metcalfe.

Metcalfe explains that with cases like Citizens United, the Supreme Court may be signalling that states need to button up their corruption problems with strict, criminal ethics laws and longer statues of limitations. Metcalfe also talks about his current efforts to do just that through the referendum process.

Boring Talk is a podcast where I’ll be exploring Alaska politics through long, boring conversations. This is a personal thirst for understanding but I’ll be sharing my (largely unedited) conversations because I think civic discourse is important in the age of Twitter and maybe there’s some information here that will be valuable to other Alaskans.

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