Maria Hollenhorst

Associate Producer

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A poet’s take on “austerity”

Dec 4, 2020
Fred Joiner is currently the Poet Laureate of Carrboro, North Carolina.
Fred Joiner is a poet and IT professional based in Carrboro, North Carolina.
Photo by Jati Lindsay, courtesy of Fred Joiner.

An unemployed bartender’s search for work and stability

Dec 2, 2020
“There’s just a lot of people applying for not a lot of jobs,” says Neil Cairns of Portland, Oregon.
With many bars and restaurants closed or struggling to stay open, there's stiff competition for jobs in the industry.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

What a magnetized iron screwdriver can teach us about the post-COVID economy

Dec 2, 2020
“Nature is lazy,” a physicist says. “When we change the direction of this external field, what happens is everything lags behind.”
In physics and in economics, the effect lingers.
Maria Hollenhorst/Marketplace

Capitol Hill is still overwhelmingly white

Dec 1, 2020
The 117th Congress will be one of the most racially diverse in history, but what about the lawmakers' staffers? LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is working on it.
Top staffers on Capitol Hill are far less diverse than the people they represent, according to LaShonda Brenson of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

How this independent movie theater reopened for in-person screenings

Nov 30, 2020
Individual donations and corporate philanthropy have helped the Belcourt’s bottom line.
Seats roped off for social distancing inside one of the Belcourt Theatre’s screening rooms in Nashville.
Courtesy of the Belcourt Theater

Here’s one idea for addressing occupational segregation

Rebecca Dixon, executive director of the National Employment Law Project, said investing in the EEOC could help make the economy more inclusive.
A cashier wears a mask and gloves as she works at the Presidente Supermarket in April in Miami, Florida. Jobs that are considered dangerous are disproportionately held by people of color.
Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Working from home ... with a cat

Nov 26, 2020
Illustrator Heidi Moreno's cat Peanut is really more of a co-worker.
An image from illustrator Heidi Moreno's new book, "Working from Home with a Cat."
Courtesy of Chronicle Books

Don’t forget the garlic (industry)

Nov 24, 2020
Demand for garlic is up during the COVID pandemic as more people cook at home.
An employee at Christopher Ranch works with boxes of fresh garlic in Gilroy, California. Ken Christopher, Executive Vice President of Christopher Ranch says there’s been a surge in demand for fresh garlic as more families cook at home.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Are Black women being “centered” in this economy yet?

Nov 23, 2020
Janelle Jones is "super hopeful" about Black women's influence in the next U.S. government, but worried about the disinvestment that may come with austerity.
In her victory speech, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris called Black women the “backbone of democracy.” But will the new administration’s economic policy treat them that way?
Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

How the Spanish flu contributed to the rise of Hollywood

Nov 19, 2020
The 1918 pandemic helped shift the film industry’s center of power. Could the coronavirus pandemic do the same?
A scene from the 1923 film "The Ten Commandments," one of the films that helped establish Southern California as the center of the film industry in the years following the pandemic of 1918.
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