A look at the child care crisis
Oct 13, 2021

A look at the child care crisis

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Also on the program: The global chip shortage hits Apple, a British engine-maker prepares to take off and Social Security recipients get a boost — but inflation gets a cut.

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Consumers are getting used to higher inflation

Oct 13, 2021
The consumer price index rose 5.4% year over year, as consumers' inflation expectations hit a series high of 5.3%, the New York Fed said.
Consumers are feeling inflation everywhere from groceries to rent to gas prices. Above, customers shop for fresh fish in San Francisco in 2021.
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The hike in Social Security payments for 2022 will help seniors cover rising costs for food, health care and rent.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

The global computer chip shortage finally hits Apple and its new iPhone 13 models

Oct 13, 2021
The company had managed to steer clear of the shortages that have hit carmakers and other manufacturers.
iPhone may cut production of some iPhone 13 models in response to the semiconductor chip shortage.
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Building a Black-owned brewery through the pandemic

Oct 13, 2021
Teo Hunter of Crowns & Hops Brewing is creating a brand that can be "a case study to what it means to be accomplishing racial equity."
Teo Hunter, left, and Beny Ashburn, the founders of Crowns & Hops Brewing. Said Hunter: "Our goal was always to give something beautiful, something that was indicative of Black and brown excellence, to the community."
Courtesy Beny Ashburn

Day care providers struggle to compete with rising wages

Oct 13, 2021
The pandemic has shown that child care in the U.S. isn’t working. Most early childhood caregivers and teachers don’t earn a living wage.
The pandemic has only exacerbated the struggles of the child care industry.
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Aero engine-maker Rolls-Royce prepares to take off after grounding by COVID

Oct 13, 2021
How a British manufacturer is hoping for a major boost from U.S. bombers, Australian submarines and mini nuclear reactors.
Workers stand next to a Rolls-Royce aircraft engine on a passenger plane at Tokyo's Haneda airport in January. The British company secured a $2.5 billion deal to supply 650 engines for the U.S. Air Force’s B52 bombers.
Charly Triballeau/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

I Know You Got Soul Eric B. & Rakim
They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth
Mountains Sean C. Johnson
Volcanic Love The Aces

The team

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