The Center for Lifelong Learning at Central Lakes College presents Dr. Louis Johnston, head of economics at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict on Thursday, Jan. 26, where he will address the Great Depression and the Great Recession. Johnston’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m. in Chalberg Theatre on the Brainerd campus, where admission is free to members of the Center for Lifelong Learning, $5 for non-members. Johnston specializes in macroeconomics and economic history. His most recent projects focus on analyzing the evolution of Minnesota’s economy and how Minnesota became “above average” over the past 60 years. He writes a weekly column on economics and the economy for MinnPost.com, and is a regular guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midday” program. For information on The Center for Lifelong Learning, visit www.clcmn.edu/lifelonglearning.