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

  • 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.
LIVE Web stream: Click here to stream.

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Lori Townsend is the news director and senior host for Alaska Public Media. You can send her program ideas for Talk of Alaska and Alaska Insight at or call 907-350-2058.