Addressing Alaskans: Hear how COVID-19 has affected the economy and justice system in Anchorage

A sign says: Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19

This week’s episode of Addressing Alaskans continues with speakers from the 2021 Bettye Davis African American Summit on COVID-19. Speakers discuss how COVID-19 has impacted the local and national economy and how the pandemic has affected the local justice system.


Segment 1:

Bill Popp, president and CEO of Anchorage Economic Development Corporation

Dr. Louie Overstreet, author and former president of the Alaska Black Caucus

Segment 2:

Attorneys Rich Curtner and Rex Butler, ABC Justice Co-Chairs

The Honorable Pamela Scott Washington, of Anchorage District Court

Kevin McGee, President, NAACP

RELATED: Addressing Alaskans: Faith and fighting COVID-19


Bettye Davis African American Summit Morning Session VIDEO

Alaska Black Caucus COVID-19 resources

RECORDED: Saturday, October 3, 2021

BROADCAST: Sunday, January 30, 2022


Addressing Alaskans features local lectures and forums recorded at public events taking place in Southcentral Alaska. A variety of local organizations host speakers addressing topics that matter to Alaskans. To let us know about an upcoming community event that you would like to hear on Addressing Alaskans, please contact us with details.

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Ammon Swenson is Alaska Public Media’s Audio Media Content Producer. He was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from UAA in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and integrated media. He’s previously worked for KRUA radio, the Anchorage Press, and The Northern Light.

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