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Returning to work after the shutdown

Returning to work after the shutdown

Feb 6, 2019

The partial government shutdown may be over, but people going back to work are still feeling its effects. Today we hear from one contractor about her bittersweet return. Then: Hundreds of Texans are suing the government over how it handled relief…

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Stories From this episode

Houston homeowners say the government owes them for flooding their homes after Hurricane Harvey

by Travis Bubenik Feb 6, 2019
The lawsuit filed by Houston residents whose homes were flooded could set precedent for disaster liability.
Flooded homes are shown near the Barker reservoir following Hurricane Harvey August 30, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
Win McNamee/Getty Images
Government shutdown 2019

Coming back to work after the shutdown

by Sean McHenry Feb 6, 2019
It was a bittersweet return for one government contractor.
"Financially and emotionally, I can't shoulder another month, another 8 percent income reduction, for the government to get their act together," Sunny Blaylock says.
Courtesy of Sunny Blaylock

China's food deliverers have hectic schedules

by Jennifer Pak Feb 6, 2019
High demand leads to a high-stress job for couriers.
Food deliverers have become an integral part of city living in China.
Charles Zhang/Marketplace

Spotify aims to rule all audio

by , and Feb 6, 2019
Spotify, the pioneering music streaming service, is entering the world of podcasts by acquiring two big players: Gimlet and Anchor. The Swedish company is aiming to be the No. 1 audio platform with these acquisitions. But there are risks. Click…
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Apple's retail chief set out to transform its stores. Now she's leaving.

by Justin Ho Feb 6, 2019
The tech company is shaking up its strategy. Can that reduce wait times at the Genius Bar?
Head of retail at Apple Angela Ahrendts (L) poses with a store team member for a selfie at the opening of an Apple store in Brussels, Belgium in 2015.
JASPER JACOBS/AFP/Getty Images

More From This Episode

The partial government shutdown may be over, but people going back to work are still feeling its effects. Today we hear from one contractor about her bittersweet return. Then: Hundreds of Texans are suing the government over how it handled relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey. The outcome of that lawsuit could shape the response to future disasters. Plus: The high-stress work of food delivery in Shanghai.

 

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The team

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