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Alaska politics, oil and gas experts available for interviews

Submitted by Marmian Grimes
Phone: 907-474-7902

08/29/08

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Douglas Reynolds
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Jerry McBeath
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University of Alaska Fairbanks political scientist Gerald McBeath and oil and gas economist Doug Reynolds will be available via audioconference for interviews regarding Alaska governor and recently named vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The audioconference is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 29 at noon Alaska time (4 p.m. Eastern). McBeath is an expert on a wide spectrum of Alaska and broader political issues. Reynolds can speak about the economics of the oil and gas industry and how Palin's policies have affected the industry.

To call in, dial 1-800-893-8850 and enter PIN 1211736.

CONTACT: Marmian Grimes, UAF public information officer, at 907-474-7902 or via e-mail at marmian.grimes@uaf.edu. Carla Browning, UAF media relations manager, at 907-474-7778 or via e-mail at carla.browning@uaf.edu.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Background information on McBeath is available at www.uaf.edu/polisci/faculty.html#mcbeath. Background information on Reynolds is available at www.uaf.edu/som/about/faculty/economics/doug-reynolds/.

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