May 8, 2020

Worst jobs report since the government started keeping track

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The U.S. lost 20.5 million jobs in April. The unemployment rate is at 14.7%. Native American tribes are grappling with a surge of COVID-19 cases. Food banks at colleges and universities are seeing more and more students show up.

Stories From this episode

Native American tribes, facing COVID-19 surges, need more medical, financial aid

May 8, 2020
The federal government sent billions of dollars in aid this week, but tribes say it’s not enough.
COVID-19 cases in the Navajo Nation are expected to peak in the next week or two.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Colleges grapple with student food insecurity during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
Schools are trying to assess student needs through the summer, and possibly through the coming year
Anthony Maly, senior program manager in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Office of Student Involvement, unloads canned goods at the school’s food pantry.
Peggy Lowe/KCUC 89.3

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