LISTEN: Dr. Anne Zink and Gov. Mike Dunleavy discuss reopening the economy on Talk of Alaska

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Reopening Alaska’s economy is something some Alaskans desperately want while others urge caution as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The governor and the mayor of the state’s largest city are allowing many businesses to open again under strict social distancing guidelines. How will this work in practice and how do we know it isn’t too soon?

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Gov. Mike Dunleavy
  • Dr. Anne Zink, Alaska Chief Medical Officer

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, Apr. 28, 2020 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.