Nov 9, 2020

The Biden team is ready to go

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On today's show, a look at President-elect Joe Biden's plans for office. Plus, why transparency and diversity was important in Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Segments From this episode

A look at the Biden transition team's plans

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams about President-elect Joe Biden's plans for transition, the coronavirus and economic recovery.

Why Pfizer says it pushed for transparency and diversity in vaccine development process

Nov 9, 2020
To build public trust, Pfizer shared details of their trials: who was tested, the race and ethnicity of participants, how they were monitored, how to measure success and funding sources.
A person walks by Pfizer headquarters on Nov. 9, 2020, in New York City. Transparency is key for a vaccine-skeptical public.
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IRS is struggling to reach millions of Americans who need their stimulus checks

Nov 9, 2020
Part of the problem is the IRS' limited resources for marketing, among other reasons.
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Midland, Texas, and the oil industry prepare for a change in power

Nov 9, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden said he does not want to ban fracking outright, but producers in Midland are nonetheless preparing for more regulation.
Midland, Texas, is ground zero for fracking, an issue that's come under fire from environmental activists in recent years.
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K-12 public schools still count on kids to show up for funding

Nov 9, 2020
With so many schools online, screen fatigue, parents opting out and other coronavirus-driven variables, how will districts get the funds they need?
A teacher and student wearing masks speak between classes at Rippowam Middle School in September in Stamford, Connecticut.
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London’s street performers face a crackdown

Nov 9, 2020
A local authority is proposing to curb street entertainment in the British capital. Performers say a vital visitor attraction — and historic part of London's culture — could be destroyed.
Folk singer David Fisher.
(Courtesy of Fisher)

Music from the episode

Unfold You Rostam
Ndinewe Gemma Griffiths
Sundress Butcher Brown
Summer Madness Khruangbin
Wind Travel Richard Houghten
Coffee Cold Galt MacDermot

The team

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