Dr. Merriman to appear on “In the Loop” on PBSMarch 7, 2013
David Merriman, professor of public administration and economics and
associate director of the Institute for Government and Public Affairs, will
speak on the state’s pension crisis on “In the Loop,” a new public affairs
program airing on PBS station WYCC 20 on Thursdays at 7 p.m., repeated on
Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
Video will be posted after the broadcast at:
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