Federal unemployment aid set to end on Labor Day, but perhaps not all of it
Aug 20, 2021

Federal unemployment aid set to end on Labor Day, but perhaps not all of it

Also today: We check in on the status of department stores, many of which boasted positive earnings numbers to the surprise of some. Broadway will be featuring seven new pieces from Black playwrights this season.

Segments From this episode

Enhanced unemployment benefits are ending soon ... or are they?

Nova Safo helps us sort out what benefits could still be available as federal aid is set to end on Sept. 6

Department stores rebound, but have a long way to go

Aug 20, 2021
This week, we saw positive quarterly earnings from Macy’s and Kohl's, and news that Amazon plans to open what are essentially department stores.
Customers enter a Kohl's store on Aug. 21, 2018 in San Rafael, California.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Broadway theater returns with an unprecedented seven plays by Black writers

Aug 20, 2021
Their success may hinge on attracting new audiences.
Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu is one of seven Black playwrights with a new work being performed on Broadway this season.  Photograph by Beowulf Sheehan

The team

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