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Is racist housing policy the real villain in "Candyman"?

Oct 21, 2021
Brentin Mock of Bloomberg CityLab says Candyman represents what bad, racist housing policy created and what gentrification tries to erase.
A crew demolishes part of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project in 2011. The site, which now hosts luxury apartments and high-end shops, is the setting for the horror film "Candyman."
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In South Carolina town, tenants feel effects of expired eviction moratorium

Oct 4, 2021
Marketplace’s Amy Scott speaks with housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi about the wave of evictions in North Charleston.
South Carolina has distributed a fraction of the federal rental assistance funds the state has received. That's a problem for low-income tenants, says housing attorney Nicole Paluzzi.
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Is a new labor movement brewing?

AFL-CIO President Elizabeth Shuler advocates a revitalized labor movement that expands high-quality jobs and reduces inequality.
"What we're seeing out there is a demand for change," says new AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, shown here speaking at the White House on Sept. 8.
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10 years later, was the Occupy Wall Street movement effective?

Sep 14, 2021
Sociologist David Meyer talks about how the movement drew attention to economic inequality and influenced contemporary U.S. politics.
An Occupy Wall Street demonstration disrupted business in New York's financial district in September 2011. Many experts believe the economic justice movement has had lasting influence.
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The Taliban lacks the skill to run an economy, expert says

Sep 1, 2021
Afghanistan's economy needs the help of regional forces and countries, economist Asad Ejaz Butt says.
Images of women at a beauty salon in Kabul are defaced with spray paint.
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How does increasing SNAP benefits help low-income families?

Kimberly Adams talks to Sharon Parrott, president of Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, about the expansion of food assistance.
A grocery store sign alerts customers about food stamp benefits. The Biden administration is expanding food assistance amid a worsening of hunger during the pandemic.
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For this mom, finding a job means reuniting her family

Aug 5, 2021
Nandita Godbole has stayed in Georgia for 11 years while seeking a job in California, where her husband waits for her and their daughter.
Georgia resident Nandita Godbole has tried to find a job in California for 11 years and worries about whether her small business would survive a cross-country move.
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What America's hunger crisis may look like after pandemic relief ends

Jul 28, 2021
Feeding America’s CEO expects a greater need for food assistance, but the pandemic created a "keener understanding" of hunger, she says.
A volunteer prepares donated groceries for food-insecure families. Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America, says there may be a "spike in need" for food assistance later this year.
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What does equitable infrastructure look like in communities of color?

Jul 20, 2021
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal speaks with Christopher Tyson about the history behind urban renewal projects and the role of the public sector in rebuilding America’s infrastructure.
An aerial view overlooking the financial district of downtown Baton Rouge is shown. Christopher Tyson, president and CEO of Build Baton Rouge, is advocating for public investment in infrastructure to promote equity.

How some workers changed their careers during the pandemic

Jun 30, 2021
We talked to three people about how their career paths were altered during the pandemic and where they think they'll be a year from now.
As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wane in the U.S., workers are reevaluating their job options.
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