Jul 20, 2020

All eyes are on the next COVID-19 relief package

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Congress begins to hammer out the next round of COVID-19 aid. Meanwhile, some people still have not gotten their first COVID-19 relief checks. The "Strike for Black Lives" today. And, what will we see in airlines' second-quarter results this week?

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What are economists looking for in the next COVID-19 relief package?

The biggest focus is the extension of unemployment benefits. Julia Coronado, founder and president of MacroPolicy Perspectives, has more.

Some people still have not received the first COVID-19 relief check. Here's why.

A new study by the Brookings Institution found racial disparities in whose checks were delayed.
One way to make sure more people get their payments if their is a second round is to consider prepaid debit cards instead of Treasury checks.
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Thousands of workers are walking off the job to "Strike for Black Lives"

Jul 20, 2020
Among the demands are better treatment of employees of color, a $15 minimum wage and more personal protective equipment.
Organizers say the pandemic has worsened socioeconomic inequalities, and they want corporations and politicians to do more to address the problem.
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Airlines brace themselves ahead of reporting earnings this week

Jul 20, 2020
The last quarter wasn't a good one for carriers.
Consumer surveys find most Americans are wary of getting on a plane right now.
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Music from the episode

Hang Me Up To Dry Cold War Kids

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director