May 29, 2020

Renewables edge out coal … for the first time in 135 years

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In 2019, Americans used more renewable energy than coal. The White House's executive order on social media platforms. Tenants owe rent, and landlords owe mortgages. And, why leaders look to infrastructure spending in recessions.

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The U.S. consumed more renewable energy than coal in 2019

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It's the first time that's happened since 1885.
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As some tenants struggle to pay rent, landlords try to manage mortgage payments

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Some tenants and landlords are working out payment plans but wonder how long they can hold out.
A sign in an apartment window calling for a rent freeze in early May.
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Why leaders look to infrastructure spending in recessions

The pitch for infrastructure projects recalls Depression-era investment in roads and bridges.
The on-ramp to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco was built as part of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.
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Music from the episode

Tom Sawyer Rush

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