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Call-In Special: How Can New England's Economy Survive Coronavirus?

From small business to big employers — from family farms to fishermen — New England’s economy is taking a hit from the coronavirus. 

Join us for an America Amplified special from the New England News Collaborative. We'll bring together voices from across the region, and we want to hear yours.

Air date: Friday, April 10, 2020

  • What’s the impact on your business?
  • Are you in a college town that’s gone quiet? Are you bracing for a summer season with no tourists? 

Call us between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10, during our live, regional broadcast. You can also join the conversation by tweeting us at @NENCNewEngland, or emailing AmericaAmplified@nepr.net.


Jay Williams — President of Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, a community foundation that supports nonprofits in Connecticut. Williams is also the former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development. He helped guide the Obama administration through the aftermath of the 2008 recession.

Chris Carlozzi — State director for Massachusetts and Rhode Island for the National Federation of Independent Businesses. He advocates for and represents more than 5,000 independent, small businesses — from retail to agriculture to manufacturing. 


  • Host: John Dankosky for America Amplified and New England Public Radio
  • Coordinating Producer: Morgan Springer
  • Executive Producers: John Dankosky and John Voci
  • Executive Editor: Vanessa de la Torre

Additional support: New England Public Radio, Connecticut Public, Maine Public Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio. America Amplified and the New England News Collaborative are funded, in part, by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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