Covid exposed significant inequities in Connecticut.  As we emerge from the pandemic we have the opportunity to rebuild our economy in a way that eliminates systemic economic disparities.

This panel explored the unequal nature of the pre-Covid economy, steps that were or are being taken to provide greater economic opportunity for everyone, and what else we need to do to create a more inclusive economy.

Presented by CT Mirror and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut
Funded by the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut


Panelists included:

  • Bob Wilson, Professor and Interim Director, Sustainable Global Cities Initiative, UConn
  • Peter Hurst, CEO, Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Lee Ann Gomes, Human Services Director, City of Norwich

Hosted by John Dankosky, CT Mirror

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.