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All the business that’s not happening
Jan 9, 2019

All the business that’s not happening

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With today's talks falling through and federal workers about to miss a paycheck, this shutdown is on its way to becoming the longest-ever, and millions in missing income has ripple effects. We're devoting much of today's show to that, looking at how housing, food, taxes and more are impacted. Plus: Experts weigh in on trade negotiations between China and the U.S.

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The (almost) secret workshops below Capitol Hill

Jan 9, 2019
The arrival of a new Congress sets off a flurry of activity on — and under — Capitol Hill.
To restore century-old "Turkish" chairs like this one, Mike Dean will use the original plans and actual horsehair for the stuffing.
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Shutdown isn't just hurting workers. It's hurting GDP.

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Jan 9, 2019
Around 400,000 furloughed federal workers and contractors aren’t being paid as a result of the government shutdown. And that’s hurting not just their households, but also the economy at large.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. Stories You Might Like E-scooters are now popping up in the Motor City 2019 will […]

With today’s talks falling through and federal workers about to miss a paycheck, this shutdown is on its way to becoming the longest-ever, and millions in missing income has ripple effects. We’re devoting much of today’s show to that, looking at how housing, food, taxes and more are impacted. Plus: Experts weigh in on trade negotiations between China and the U.S.

Music from the episode

Juke Box Mama Link Wray
Lady Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove, Akua Naru
Flowers The Deli
Agrimony MF DOOM
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer