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with Kai Ryssdal

Are you using your vacation days?

Or are you in the 52 percent of American workers who left them on the table in 2017? We look at the economic effects of people taking their paid vacation time. And on this Memorial Day, the future of of the $55 billion VA Mission Act, which provides a boost of funding for the system that delivers healthcare to more than 9 million veterans. Plus, 41.5 million Americans are travelling this Memorial Day weekend despite the highest gas prices in four years, a personal story from the aftermath of the financial crisis and how meat companies are trying to satisfy meat lovers with meat-like alternatives.

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