Dec 1, 2020

2020 has already been a big year for charitable giving

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This Giving Tuesday, we take a look at where people are donating. Plus, the stock market's strongest month in more than 30 years. Also, the future of net neutrality. And, the epidemic lessons San Francisco learned from HIV/AIDS.

Segments From this episode

Effective vaccines are a "light at the end of the tunnel" for the forward-looking stock market

"But at the same time, for everybody on Main Street, this is a very rough time," said David Kelly, chief global strategist at JP Morgan Funds. Kelly says the economy won't grow very fast over the next couple of months with the pandemic raging. And, Congress doesn't appear any closer to bringing about more pandemic relief. "We really should stop talking about it as stimulus, because the idea is not to stimulate the economy. It's to support the people," Kelly said. He also said current unemployment benefits are inadequate for lower-income people trying to put food on the table.

Charitable giving is way up this year — the same will likely be true of Giving Tuesday

Early numbers show that people are giving more than in previous years to places like food banks, housing groups and mutual aid networks.
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Change in FCC leadership may renew net neutrality battle

Dec 1, 2020
Ajit Pai's departure could lead to a Democratic majority on the commission and is expected to spark new policy fights.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai speaks before a Senate panel in June. The commission's balance of power may change under the Biden administration.
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Lessons of HIV/AIDS help San Francisco battle today's pandemic

Dec 1, 2020
The Bay Area is keeping COVID casualties down. Officials learned the importance of taking action early and building partnerships.
A doctor with the Haight Ashbury Free Clinic passes encouraging graffiti on his way to warn homeless people about the coronavirus.
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Music from the episode

Calcium Bertholet, Elior

The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director