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Along with everything else, this pandemic is an infrastructure crisis
Dec 3, 2020

Along with everything else, this pandemic is an infrastructure crisis

Today, we'll examine a medical system at its breaking point, an unpredictable retail landscape and the possibility of a double-dip recession.

Segments From this episode

COVID keeps surging. Are EMS providers at the breaking point?

Dec 3, 2020
First responder agencies are starting to buckle under constant pressure.
A worker decontaminates an ambulance.
John Moore/Getty Images

Cybersecurity experts warn of hackers trying to infiltrate vital vaccine supply chain

Dec 3, 2020
If one spot in the cold chain is compromised, it could risk the whole COVID-19 vaccine delivery system.
Malicious hackers see coronavirus chaos as an opportunity.
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How a Seattle retailer hopes to navigate an uncertain holiday season

Dec 3, 2020
Sales estimates are all over the place. Small business owners are hoping to ride out the uncertainty.
 Tom Butcher, right, and Cindy Reichel, left, co-owners of Patchwerks in Seattle. The four-year-old store and online business specializes in synthesizers and other electronic music instruments.
Image provided by Tom Butcher

What is a double-dip recession?

Dec 3, 2020
Not all recessions are created equal.
People line up to receive a food distribution in Harlem, New York.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Training women in construction — and the employers who hire them

Dec 3, 2020
A 20-year-old program in West Virginia helps women gain financial independence by learning skilled trades.
Instructor Larry Hayes shows a Step Up for Women student how to attach plastic tubing to a pipe fitting.
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Are Republicans better at talking about the economy?

Dec 3, 2020
Communication expert Lee Carter says President-elect Biden "underestimated how important the economy was to Americans."
Joe Biden and Donald Trump in their first presidential campaign debate. Lee Carter recalls that during the campaign, Trump emphasized the economy and Biden highlighted character issues.
Olivier Douliery/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Warning Sign Local Natives
Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
Mystic Voyage Roy Ayers
Black Sail Chastity Belt
Don't Sweat The Technique Eric B. & Rakim

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer