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Interview: Murkowski’s hourlong session in Sitka

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, speaking with reporters at UAS-Sitka. (Photos by Ed Ronco/KCAW)

Sitka’s energy situation was among a variety of issues U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, addressed during a visit to Sitka last week.

After hosting a roundtable discussion at UAS Sitka, Murkowski spoke with KCAW’s Ed Ronco and the Daily Sitka Sentinel’s Tom Hesse and Thad Poulson for nearly an hour.

Below is the interview, which was recorded Oct. 4, 2012. You can listen to it all the way through, or pick subjects that interest you.

PART ONE (26:51)

PART TWO (23:28)

ENERGY

Blue Lake dam expansion (1:21)
Hydro as a renewable resource (4:43)
Affordable energy in Alaska (3:16)

REGIONAL & STATE ISSUES

Coastal zone management (0:41)
Sealaska land selection (4:52)
Secure Rural Schools & Communities (4:06)
Tsunami debris cleanup efforts (7:34)

POLITICS

Congressional gridlock (2:20)
Campaigning and Citizens United (6:31)
The Republican Party and “47 percent” (3:44)
Mitt Romney (3:02)
Independence as a write-in victor (2:08)

OTHER POLICY

Mistakes in the national recovery (1:46)
Tax reform (3:42)

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