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Have you tried getting an Uber or Lyft lately?
Jun 1, 2021

Have you tried getting an Uber or Lyft lately?

In some cities, the cost of an Uber to the airport could rival that of the flight itself. There are long wait times and elevated prices for rides right now. We take a closer look at why. Plus, a new estimate on how long the global computer chip shortage could last. One CEO says it could be years. Also, the unequal distribution of COVID vaccines is threatening permanent economic recovery, according to leaders from the International Monetary Fund, World Health Organization, World Bank and World Trade Organization. And, how efforts at Howard University's College of Fine Arts aim to address a lack of diversity in Hollywood's executive suites.

Segments From this episode

Will drivers come back to Uber and Lyft?

Jun 1, 2021
Many ride-hailing drivers shifted to delivering food during the pandemic and aren't eager to return to transporting passengers.
Ride-hailing companies are offering new incentives to attract drivers.
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Howard U hopes to "put a major dent" in Hollywood's diversity problem

Jun 1, 2021
The HBCU is naming its reestablished school of fine arts after late actor and Howard alumnus Chadwick Boseman.
Howard University has made several moves in recent years to try to make Hollywood more diverse. In 2019, it launched a partnership with Amazon Studios. Pictured: Howard President (second from left) and Amazon Studio's Global Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Latasha Gillespie (second from right).
Brian Stukes/Getty Images for Amazon Studios

Music from the episode

Can’t Let Go, Juno Kishi Bashi

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