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The Amazon union vote count begins
Mar 30, 2021

The Amazon union vote count begins

Amazon workers in a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, have voted on whether or not to unionize. It could be one of the most historic votes in American labor history. Plus, Starbucks celebrates 50 years in business. And, how treatment centers are responding to a rise in substance use during the pandemic.

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Starbucks turns 50 after year of pandemic challenges

Mar 30, 2021
Starbucks has become a place to meet, work or grab a cup of coffee. But that became a harder sell during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starbucks' last report of quarterly results showed same-store sales down about 5% in the U.S.
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Addiction has soared during the pandemic. Here's how one treatment center is responding.

The incoming CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation on meeting demand for and expanding access to addiction treatment.
"We’ve known that addiction is a disease of loneliness," said Dr. Joseph Lee, the incoming CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, about the increase in demand for treatment.
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The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer