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Economic Recovery: State Committee Outlines Plan for Maine's Recovery from the Pandemic


Just as pressing as the health concerns of the coronavirus pandemic are the economic concerns facing Maine. The Governor's Economic Recovery Committee has just rolled out its state action plan. We talk with the committee's leaders to find out what steps Maine will take, now and in the years to come, to create a healthy economy.

<strong>Guests </strong>

Laurie LaChance, co-chair, Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee; president, Thomas College

Josh Broder, co-chair, Governor's Economic Recovery Committee; CEO, Tilson, an infrastructure development firm

Tae Chong, chair, Economic Recovery Committee's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion subcommittee; Portland city councilor; social enterprise and workforce development manager, Catholic Charities Maine

Nick Battista, senior policy officer, Island Institute; board chair, Connect Maine Authority


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.