LISTEN: Alaska was coming out of recession when COVID-19 hit. Now the future is more unclear than ever before.

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How deep will the downturn be, and what will it take before we can say Alaska’s economy is in recovery? What are the benchmarks and what will state services, employment and Alaska’s business sector look like after so much financial loss? State economists join us to discuss the state’s economic outlook on the next Talk of Alaska.

HOST: Lori Townsend
GUESTS:

  • Neal Fried, Economist, Alaska Department of Labor
  • Jonathan King, Owner, Halcyon Consulting, Inc.

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 22, 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.