In 2018, information is king. Providing information is the job of Prof. Michael Goodman, the Executive Director of the Department of Public Policy at UMass Dartmouth, and the Co-Editor of MassBenchmarks, a business publication. His department has produced a series of important studies in recent years, on job opportunities in the Maritime industry, the workforce crisis in human services, and estimating the size of the Maya population in the City of New Bedford. Prof. Goodman has also done research on national political trends, and a look at state government as well. He'll speak with WBSM's Jim Phillips this Sunday about trends in the economy, healthcare and much more.

Townsquare Sunday with Jim Phillips can be heard each Sunday at 6 a.m. on WBSM 1420 and WBSM.com. Townsquare Sunday is a weekly public affairs program highlighting non-profits and community organizations in the Greater New Bedford area. If you have a public event, festival, or neighborhood activity you want to publicize, submit your information here.