Every 10 years, Alaskans vote on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention. The state constitution has been amended many times, but Alaskans have always voted down a second convention in the past. This year there are active campaigns on both sides and on a special edition of Talk of Alaska, we’ll air a recent debate that was held in Anchorage on the pros and cons of reopening the entire constitution to potential change.
HOST: Lori Townsend
Pro Side – Bob Bird, Alaska Independence Party Chair and Loren Leman, former Lt Governor
Con Side – Matt Shuckerow, Fathom Strategic Communications and Joelle Hall, Alaska AFL-CIO President
Reporter Panel – Kavitha George, Alaska Public Media, Andrew Kitchenman, Alaska Beacon, and Tom Hewitt, Anchorage Daily News
NOTE This week’s program is a prerecording of a live debate held in the Wendy Williamson Auditorium. We will not be taking listener calls and emails during this show.
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.