Talk of Alaska: Recapping Debate for the State

Two women and two men at podiums in front of a white background.
U.S. House candidates at Alaska Public Media’s Debate for the State on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 (Hailey Barnes/Alaska Public Media)

Alaskans across the state are already voting after big changes to our election system. Voters are using the new ranked choice method to select the state’s next Governor, U.S. House and one U.S. Senate seat. We’ll break down the issues and the candidate answers from our recent series of debates to clarify their positions on the next Talk of Alaska

HOST: Lori Townsend


Liz Ruskin – Washington D.C. Correspondent, Alaska Public Media

Jeremy Hsieh – Anchorage & Southcentral Reporter, Alaska Public Media


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Debate for the State: Alaska Governor

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 10 a.m. on Alaska public radio stations statewide.

This story stems directly from input by voters like you. Alaska Public Media reached out to voters across the state both online and in-person to find out what you want to know this election season. Learn more about our voter outreach and our collaboration with other local news organizations here.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her news tips and program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-550-8452.

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