When your barber is also your banker
Mar 7, 2024

When your barber is also your banker

A conversation between host David Brancaccio and Arlo Washington, the focus of the documentary short "The Barber of Little Rock."

Segments From this episode

A major uptick in cyber attacks, per the FBI

The number of cybercrimes reported to the FBI is spiking. The feds calculate people lost nearly $13 billion last year — up 20% in a year. And while corporate ransomware attacks, like the recent one on UnitedHealth, get attention, the vast majority of cyber crime is simpler.

Arlo Washington is the barber — and banker — of Little Rock

Washington's mission to bring economic justice to Arkansas is on display in the Oscar-nominated film "The Barber of Little Rock."
"If you can have a trade and a skill that's essential and needed, and you also have access to an opportunity, then you're able to create a sustainable, profitable and scalable business for yourself as an entrepreneur," Arlo Washington said.
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The team

Leanna Byrne Host, BBC
Kelly Silvera Executive Producer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer
Ariana Rosas Producer
Dylan Miettinen Digital Producer
Jesson Duller Media Producer
Nic Perez Director/Producer
James Graham Producer, BBC
Jo Critcher Producer, BBC
Naomi Rainey Producer, BBC
Lis Mahy Producer, BBC