In this red hot economy, pink slips are in the offing
Jun 6, 2019

In this red hot economy, pink slips are in the offing

Layoff announcements are way up. Veterans outside their VA service areas now have more options. A fifth-generation Mississippi farmer deals with devastating flooding.

Segments From this episode

Layoff announcements on the rise, report says

Jun 6, 2019
Layoffs were concentrated in technology, retail, manufacturing and auto production, outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas said.
Jean Pierre Louis joins with other workers to protest against possible job layoffs at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on May 01, 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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VA expands veteran access to private sector medicine

Jun 6, 2019
The New York Times called it “the biggest shift in the American health care system since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.”
A man walks by the Department of Veterans Affairs, July 27, 2017, in Washington, DC.

Mississippi farmers forced to leave thousands of acres unplanted this season

Jun 6, 2019
Victoria Darden and her family have been forced to leave their soybean and corn fields unplanted because of flooding.
Flood waters covering farmland in the Mississippi Delta means thousands of acres of crops
Victoria Darden

Music from the episode

You Got Me The Roots, Erykah Badu, ?uestlove, Tariq Trotter

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer