May 25, 2020

As states reopen, which rules apply to which businesses?

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Plus: a program in California focused on housing the homeless during the pandemic, high school seniors facing a difficult decision and the life-saving properties of soap.

Segments From this episode

Businesses navigate uncertainty around reopening rules

May 25, 2020
Business owners are calling the NFIB with questions about how different rules work in different states, and sometimes different counties within those states.
As states — and counties — begin reopening at different stages, it can be hard for businesses to know what they can and can't do.
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Many high school seniors in the "class of COVID" are rethinking their college plans

May 14, 2020
Some are choosing cheaper schools, taking gap years, or staying closer to home. Others are hoping that, if college is online in the fall, tuition might be lower.
With all the economic uncertainty, and lack of clarity over whether college campuses will open in the fall, many high school seniors are still deciding what to do next year.
Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP via Getty Images

How are people managing yard sales in the age of social distancing?

May 25, 2020
Some states, as they start to reopen, are putting out guidelines for those who want to sell items at garage, stoop and yard sales.
States are setting guidelines for safe garage and yard sales to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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Life in a hotel turned homeless shelter

May 25, 2020
A California nonprofit takes on the challenging task of providing support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A California hotel room houses a tenant through Project Roomkey.
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For some small businesses, the uncertainties of reopening might be greater than lockdown

May 25, 2020
A vintage cafe and clothing store adapted to lockdown with a new business model. What will a partial reopening mean?
Heartfelt Vintage usually serves teas and cakes to its customers.
Courtesy Kate Ashwell

Soap saves countless lives every year. Here's how it was invented

May 25, 2020
Cody Cassidy, author of "Who Ate the First Oyster?" said the inventor of soap had no idea about its life-saving potential.
More soap use can save lives, the World Health Organization says.
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Minnesota grapples with returning "snowbirds"

May 25, 2020
More than 44,000 people leave in the winter and return in the summer, boosting local economies but raising COVID-19 fears.
Terry Teich and Mark Walters pan for gold in a dry creek bed in Arizona. The "snowbirds" returned to their home in Duluth, Minnesota, in early May.
Courtesy of Mark Walter and Terry Teich

Music from the episode

Red Light Kisses Lake Street Dive
Undercover Sad Puppy
Bustling Freddie Joachim
Decade Ben Böhmer, Jan Blomqvist

The team

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