This week’s taping of Moore Up North was delicious. While driving downtown to Bernie’s Bungalow, I heard a RWNJ talker on one of the radio stations tell his listeners that liberals like Shannyn Moore won’t talk to conservatives. Too afraid…no game…whatever. I laughed and switched back to NPR. This weeks entire panel consisted of Conservative, Republican, Elected Representatives. Oh, and my favorite Conservative, my Pop, was there with my more liberal mother for their first taping! Makes you wonder what else that radio mouth lies about.
I interviewed Jeff Mittman, Executive Director for the Alaska ACLU. Jeff had some insightful comments on the constitutionality of some of the bills being considered for the upcoming session in Juneau this month.
The show will air Saturday, at 4pm, on KYES Channel 5 Statewide. My thanks again to Senator Lesil McGuire, Representative Bob Lynn, and Representative Charisse Millett for coming on the show and proving that anyone who has manners can come to the table.
Representative Bob Lynn has had a blog since 2002. He tweets. He has been married for 55 years. Last night he posted (after 1am) some of his impressions of the show. He allowed me to re-post it here:
“MOORE UP NORTH” SHOW
This afternoon I ventured into a live taping of Shannyn Moore’s TV talk show “Moore Up North.” I was joined on the panel by Senator Lesil McGuire, and Representative Charisse Millett. I think we were the only Republicans in the room. The TV taping was at an upstairs room at Bernie’s Bungalow downtown. The Bungalow is actually a barroom. Can’t fool me. But it’s a nice barroom.
Shannyn Moore, “Just a Girl from Homer,” is an excellent interviewer who adds spice to the dialogue with some very humorous comments. I think Shannyn has great potential for national TV. But what do I know. I’m “Just a boy from East Los Angeles.”
Shannyn is a “progressive” or “liberal” (whatever the term du jour is), who claims she is “Painting a Red State BLUE, one stroke at a time.” The major discussion items on the show were the Parental Notification Initiative for an abortion, overseas legislative travel, and Rep. Keller’s bill that would require random drug testing for state welfare assistance.
It was an interesting show, with provocative but fair questions. Rather than comment on how each of us did, check out the show scheduled to air this Saturday at 4:00PM on Anchorage Channel 5 KYES. It will probably also be streamed on the Internet.
After the taping, I left the TV venue at the barroom for a HALO Community Council meeting at the Holy Spirit Retreat House. How about that for covering all the bases?