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Goodwill Industries CEO Visits Louisville

The president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International says the recession has had a mixed impact on his organization over the past year.Jim Gibbons was in Louisville Thursday to meet with Goodwill of Kentucky representatives.He says the economic downturn has resulted in an increase in the number of people looking for bargains at Goodwill's thrift stores."Which is a good thing in terms of developing new programming, but the level of programming that's needed now across the country is huge, because the demand for services, employment, job training, placement programs, has really gone through the roof," Gibbons said.Gibbons says donations to Goodwill have generally been flat this year, but are gradually picking up.

Rick Howlett was midday host and the host of LPM's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." He was with LPM from 2001-2023 and held many different titles, including Morning Edition host, Assignment Editor and Interim News Director. He died in August 2023. Read a remembrance of Rick here.