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Conversations Live: Making Sense of the Economy

Aired February 16, 2023

Unemployment is low, and wages are rising. But the cost of living, from groceries to paying for a home, has gone up. And the possibility of a recession or economic slow down looms. On WPSU’s Conversations Live, we talk with experts about changes in the economy, and what they mean for everyday people.


Anne DanahyAnne Danahy

WPSU Reporter


Fariborz GhadarProf. Fariborz Ghadar, Ph.D.

William A. Schreyer Professor of Global Management Policies

Hilary WethingProf. Hilary Wething, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Public Policy


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