What Should Alaska’s Fiscal Plan Be?


The level of spending by Alaska’s state government cannot be sustained. In the coming years as reserves are spent down, what are the choices that will have to be made?  And when will they have to be made?  Early next month, there will be a public forum to try to get some clarity about the state’s fiscal future.

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HOST: Lori Townsend, Alaska Public Radio Network


  • Cliff Groh, Chairman, Alaska Common Ground, former Special Assistant to the Alaska Commissioner of Revenue
  • Eric Wohlforth, Board President, Commonwealth North, former Chairman, Alaska Permanent Fund Board of Trustees
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Lori Townsend is the News Director for Alaska Public Media. She has worked in print and broadcast journalism for nearly 30 years. Radio brought her to Alaska, where she worked as a broadcast trainer for Native fellowship students at Koahnic Broadcasting before accepting a reporting/host position with APRN in 2003. APRN merged with Alaska Public Media a year later. Through her freelance work, she has produced news and feature stories nationally and internationally for Independent Native News, National Native News, NPR , Pacifica, Monitor Radio, Radio Netherlands and AIROS. Townsend is the recipient of numerous awards for her work from the Alaska Press Club, the Native American Journalists Association and a gold and a silver reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters.