Hope for Alaska’s economy

Like most other sectors of the economy, state jobs are in decline. Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development economists predict a shrinking economy in 2017 as the state struggles to recover from low oil prices and a loss of billions in revenue from the oil and gas industry. (Photo by Andrew Kitchenman/KTOO)

We all know the economy is bad. On the next Hometown Alaska, we’ll talk about how bad, how long it will last, and, perhaps most important, what to do about it. Instead of sitting around waiting for the oil price to rise or the legislature to find a fiscal solution, our guests have looked at Alaska’s assets, our people, and how to get to a brighter future.



HOST:   Charles Wohlforth


  • Rick Goodfellow, owner, KLEF radio
  • Mouhcine Guettabi, Assistant Professor of Economics at UAA’s ISER



  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send email to hometown@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the broadcast.
  • Post your comment or question below

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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