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Times may be tough for Iowa farmers, but planting was 'gorgeous'

May 28, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checked in with Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes.
April Hemmes on her farm in 2019.
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Is social distancing possible on Broadway? A discussion with Eva Price

May 26, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Tony-winning producer about the future of the theater.
The Palace Theatre on the opening night of "West Side Story" in 2009.
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Soap saves countless lives every year. Here's how it was invented

May 25, 2020
Cody Cassidy, author of "Who Ate the First Oyster?" said the inventor of soap had no idea about its life-saving potential.
More soap use can save lives, the World Health Organization says.
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NYSE president: The stock market is "not necessarily reflective" of the economy

May 22, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with NYSE President Stacey Cunningham ahead of traders returning to the floor.
New York Stock Exchange President Stacey Cunningham speaking in 2018.
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What happens if you choose not to go back to work in Texas?

May 20, 2020
The executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission said they're making some allowances so people who choose not to go back to work keep receiving benefits.
Employment advertisements in a 2014 newspaper in Australia.
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It's suddenly a great time to be in the meal-kit business

May 19, 2020
"Our volume has increased by about 100% over the past eight weeks," Purple Carrot CEO Andy Levitt says.
A farmer works in a broccoli field in March.
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Why is it so hard for the government to buy PPE?

May 11, 2020
ProPublica's David McSwane said brokers are trying to profit off of unprecedented demand for face masks.
Workers produce face masks at the Thai Hospital Product Co. factory in Bangkok.
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Land O'Lakes CEO on why some farmers are dumping milk

May 6, 2020
With a disrupted supply chain and drops in agriculture prices, Land O'Lakes CEO said it's a tough time for dairy farmers.
Cows eat before being milked on a Wisconsin dairy farm. Cows still produce despite farmers having fewer buyers.
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Even high schoolers are feeling economic uncertainty

May 4, 2020
High school senior Vivienne Dragun was planning on working to save money for college this fall. Now with the coronavirus crisis, she's not so sure.
Vivienne Dragun, a student in Midland, Texas. "This is one of the biggest years of my life," she said.
Courtesy of Vivienne Dragun

Paying the bills when you've been out of work

Apr 30, 2020
We checked in with three people who suddenly lost their jobs in March.
A resident looks out an apartment window in New York. For many, the rent is due tomorrow.
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