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Suzanne Downing and John Quick are Alaskans who love Alaska and believe its better days are ahead. Suzanne is the former editor of the Juneau Empire, ran a storefront business, has worked as a speechwriter for Alaska governor Sean Parnell, and launched Must Read Alaska, a conservative news source in Alaska, with more than 20 million visitors since 2016 and over 40 million views on the Newsbreak app. John Quick is an entrepreneur, business owner, and problem solver who consults with businesses in Alaska while launching his enterprises. Suzanne and John talk about Alaska politics from the conservative side of the equation every Monday and Wednesday. Often with knowledge experts. Sometimes with co-hosts. Always fresh, occasionally tart, with tons of insight about what‘s going on behind the scenes. Come along with us for the ride!

Suzanne Downing and John Quick are Alaskans who love Alaska and believe its better days are ahead. Suzanne is the former editor of the Juneau Empire, ran a storefront business, has worked as a speechwriter for Alaska governor Sean Parnell, and launched Must Read Alaska, a conservative news source in Alaska, with more than 20 million visitors since 2016 and over 40 million views on the Newsbreak app. John Quick is an entrepreneur, business owner, and problem solver who consults with businesses in Alaska while launching his enterprises. Suzanne and John talk about Alaska politics from the conservative side of the equation every Monday and Wednesday. Often with knowledge experts. Sometimes with co-hosts. Always fresh, occasionally tart, with tons of insight about what‘s going on behind the scenes. Come along with us for the ride!

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United States

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Suzanne Downing and John Quick are Alaskans who love Alaska and believe its better days are ahead. Suzanne is the former editor of the Juneau Empire, ran a storefront business, has worked as a speechwriter for Alaska governor Sean Parnell, and launched Must Read Alaska, a conservative news source in Alaska, with more than 20 million visitors since 2016 and over 40 million views on the Newsbreak app. John Quick is an entrepreneur, business owner, and problem solver who consults with businesses in Alaska while launching his enterprises. Suzanne and John talk about Alaska politics from the conservative side of the equation every Monday and Wednesday. Often with knowledge experts. Sometimes with co-hosts. Always fresh, occasionally tart, with tons of insight about what‘s going on behind the scenes. Come along with us for the ride!

Language:

English


Episodes

Danny Murphy co-hosts a very popular true-crime podcast and is a Page Six host for the New York Post.

12/1/2022
John Quick Sits down with Danny Murphy to talk about how he got into the True Crime Podcast world, what it takes to make it in the podcast world and who he has looked up to while crushing it in New York. If you like True Crime Podcast, you need to check out the Podcast he Co-hosts with Sara Levine. The Podcast is funny, entertaining, and informative. Check it out here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/not-another-true-crime-podcast/id1437413223

Duration:00:23:28

Is Alaska turning blue??? Senate Majority Leader Hughes gives us the rundown on how the Senate organized.

11/29/2022
John Quick sits down with Senator Shelley Hughes to talk about how the Senate organized this time and what this means for Alaska's future...are we turning purple or blue?

Duration:00:28:00

Democrats out smart most of the Alaska Republican State Senators.....

11/28/2022
Suzzane Downing and John Quick talk about the Senate organizing. How the senate democrats out-smarted the majority of the senate republicans to form a democratic majority binding caucus.

Duration:00:35:56

Donna Arduin is THE state budget expert in the USA and she is talking all things Alaska budgets!.

11/18/2022
John Quick sits down with Donna Arduin who is one of the nation’s most successful veterans of state budget management and tax reform, and, as Budget Director/Deputy Director, led toward responsibility the budgets of Michigan (Governor John Engler), New York (Governor George Pataki), Florida (Governor Jeb Bush) and California (Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger). Check out her report here: https://alec.org/publication/2021-laffer-alec-report-on-economic-freedom-grading-americas-governors/

Duration:00:30:49

Mayor Rodney Dial of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough is hopeful for the future.

11/16/2022
John Quick sits down with Mayor Rodney Dial of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough to talk about his re-election and what he hopes to accomplish in the next three years. Check out the borough here: https://www.kgbak.us/173/Mayor-and-Assembly

Duration:00:23:39

Mining is not dead. Deantha Skibinski is boldly leading the charge for Alaska.

11/15/2022
John Quick sits down with Deantha Skibinski, who is the executive director of the Alaska Miners Association. They talk about mining in Alaska, pebble mine, the HUGE event the miners association just had, and more. Check them out here: http://www.alaskaminers.org/

Duration:00:22:30

Recap of Election night and new CHRISTMAS SWAG!

11/14/2022
Suzanne Downing and John Quick recap the Election, go over ranked choice voting and even more. Get your Christmas SWAG gear here: https://must-read-alaska.myshopify.com/

Duration:00:31:19

Kelly Tshibaka calls out Murkowski for appointing a Biden, “Defund the Police” activist.

11/4/2022
Kelly Tshibaka sits down with John Quick to talk about how her campaign is going and some of her favorite moments on the campaign trail. Check out her website here: https://www.kellyforak.com/

Duration:00:24:54

Constitutional Convention 101! MAJORITY LEADER SEN. HUGHES is a YES on the Constitutional Convention!

11/3/2022
Senate Majority Leader Hughes sits down with John Quick to discuss Constitutional Convention. They go through why it's on the ballot, the opportunities it presents, and how an initiative would pass. Check out this article for more info: https://mustreadalaska.com/shelley-hughes-david-v-goliath-on-state-constitutional-convention-question-on-the-ballot/

Duration:00:33:04

Tuckerman Babcock is against Ranked Choice Voting and PRO freedom.

11/1/2022
John Quick sits down with Tuckerman Babcock to talk about why he is running and his thoughts on ranked choice voting. In 2020 his Opponent wrote an Op-ed in support of ranked choice voting in the local paper. Check out Tuckerman here: https://tuckermanbabcock.com/ His opponent's op-ed is here: https://www.peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/voices-of-the-peninsula-voters-claim-power-with-yes-on-2/

Duration:00:21:20

Sarah Palin says she is now running her own campaign......

10/31/2022
Suzanne Downing and John Quick discuss the latest political news in Alaska! They talk about Sarah Palin giving up on her campaign staff, mainstream media blaming conservatives for Pau Pelosi's attack, and more!

Duration:00:34:29

Pastor Ron says Christians should engage in Politics.

10/28/2022
John Quick sits down with Pastor Ron of Anchorage Baptist Temple to talk about Jesus, politics, and how people can engage with their city. Check out ABT here: https://abt.church/

Duration:00:24:01

NFL to Community Leader: Junior Aumavae is a local HERO!

10/27/2022
John Quick sits down with Junior Aumavae and talks about his time in the NFL and what he is now doing as the Chief Equity Officer for the City of Anchorage. You won't want to miss out on this. Check out the Vlog about Junior Aumavae here: https://youtu.be/4MXFAVE1VmE

Duration:00:27:41

Senator Mike Shower sets the record straight! He was not gone 25% of the time and didn’t flip his opponent off.

10/26/2022
John Quick sits down with Senator Mike Shower and he goes on the offense. Senator Shower speaks about what he has accomplished and what he looks forward to accomplishing when he is re-elected. Check out his site here: https://mikeshower.com/

Duration:00:33:04

Hayden Ludwig Senior Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center

10/14/2022
Suzanne Downing sits down with Hayden Ludwig who is a Senior Investigative Researcher at Capital Research Center. He is also a columnist at the Washington Free Beacon and writes regularly for the American Conservative. Ludwig is a native of Orange County, California, and holds a Master’s of Public Policy from George Mason University. They talk about the left's network of nonprofits that fund political activities around the USA, and here in Alaska. Check out Haydens work here:...

Duration:00:30:41

Kelly Tshibaka debunking the attack ads against her.

10/11/2022
John Quick sits down with Kelly Tshibaka who is running for US Senate. She explains the truth behind some of the attack ads on her and tells us what she would do in her first year in office. https://mustreadalaska.com/document-drop-tshibaka-gives-mrak-copy-of-letter-showing-federal-complaint-against-her-was-unfounded/ https://www.kellyforak.com/home

Duration:00:26:10

Junior is changing people’s lives, and Sarah Palin’s event was a bust!

10/10/2022
John Quick and Suzanne Downing sit down to talk about this week's politics in Alaska. For folks who missed the video on Junior, you can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4MXFAVE1VmE

Duration:00:28:15

Jim Minnery board member of Convention Yes talks constitutional convention!

10/6/2022
John Quick sits down with Jim Minnery, board member of Convention Yes! Jim lines out why someone should consider voting YES on a constitutional convention. You will not want to miss out!

Les Gara For Governor joins us today.

10/6/2022
John Quick sits down with Les Gara For Governor to talk about why he is running and what separates him from the pack.

Dr. Mark Newcomb of Holy Rosary Academy in Anchorage, Alaska.

10/5/2022
John Quick sits down with Headmaster Dr. Mark Newcomb of Holy Rosary Academy in Anchorage Alaska to talk about the school's history, the fundraiser coming up, and his book. Check the school out here: https://www.hraak.org