Marketplace Logo Donate

Daily business news and economic stories from Marketplace

Aid groups are bracing for thousands of Afghan refugees

Heard on:
Afghan nationals disembark from a second evacuation airplane carrying Afghan collaborators and their families that landed at the Torrejon de Ardoz air base, 30 km away from Madrid, on August 20, 2021.

Afghan nationals disembark from a second evacuation airplane carrying Afghan collaborators and their families that landed at the Torrejon de Ardoz air base, 30 km away from Madrid, on August 20, 2021. - More than a hundred Afghans arrived today in Madrid, aboard the second evacuation flight organized by Spain since the capture of Kabul by the Taliban. The 110 Afghans left Kabul, passing through Dubai and then landed at the Torrejon de Ardoz military base, northeast of Madrid, where the reception hub for Afghans who worked for the European Union and their families is located. (Photo by Mariscal / POOL / AFP) (Photo by MARISCAL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) Mariscal/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

get the podcast

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell and Business Insider’s Linette Lopez chat with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about the Federal Reserve’s upcoming Jackson Hole symposium, slowing growth forecasts and expiring expanded federal unemployment benefits.

Aid groups scramble to prepare homes for Afghan evacuees

by Kimberly Adams Aug 20, 2021
The Biden administration has expanded the Special Immigrant Visa program to allow more Afghans who assisted the U.S. during the war to resettle here.

Back in name only: Toys R Us brand to reappear in more than 400 Macy's stores

by Marielle Segarra Aug 20, 2021
Just a few years ago, the toy retailer closed its U.S. operations and laid off 30,000 workers.
Workplace Culture

Can companies really be empathetic toward their workers?

by Kai Ryssdal and Andie Corban Aug 20, 2021
As Anne Helen Petersen writes, messaging about empathy is different from taking action, and not every employee is buying it.

Music from the episode

Preemo Little People
All Of Your Love (feat. Kotomi) Germany Germany, Kotomi
I'm Callin' Tennis
Feels Right Carly Rae Jepsen, Electric Guest

What's Next

Latest Episodes From Our Shows

Listen
4:18 PM PDT
27:01
Listen
7:35 AM PDT
7:29
Listen
1:43 PM PDT
1:50
Listen
2:38 AM PDT
6:54
Listen
Aug 11, 2022
20:18
Listen
Jul 7, 2022
30:13
Listen
Aug 9, 2022
24:46
Exit mobile version