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Budget and Economy

Keith Phaneuf
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 (7 p.m.)

Just days before the governor’s annual budget address, John Dankosky sat down with Keith Phaneuf (budget reporter) to discuss the current state of Connecticut’s economy and the new budgetary challenges created by the pandemic. During this hourlong conversation, Keith offered insights on the governor’s forthcoming budget proposal and answered questions from viewers.

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John DankoskyEvent / Podcast Host

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.