May 26, 2020

Can we have a 4-day workweek every week?

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Plus: what it's like to quarantine in an RV, and will Q3 be the 'fastest-growing quarter in U.S. history'?

Segments From this episode

Will the workweek shrink in a post-pandemic world?

May 26, 2020
Many companies have gone remote. Is a four-day workweek next?
A man works on his laptop while waiting for a train in Tokyo in April. Tuning out work often can help us do our best thinking, one expert says.
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U.S. business lobby warns administration against ending Hong Kong's status

May 26, 2020
U.S. officials suggest countering Beijing by downgrading ties with Hong Kong, drawing protests from business lobby.
Protesters take over the streets of Hong Kong last year. The global financial center is at risk of losing its special status with the U.S.
Anthony Kwan/Getty Images

Could the third quarter of this year be the “fastest-growing in U.S. history”?

May 26, 2020
It depends on how you read the data, economist Megan Greene of Harvard says.
Several people in the Trump administration, including White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow, above, have said that there could be historic growth in the third quarter of this year.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

For one Denver couple, home is a 25-foot RV

May 26, 2020
They wanted to save money and live more simply. Then came quarantine.
Rebecca and Michael Nunziato live in an RV in Denver, with a cat, dog and hedgehog.
Courtesy Michael and Rebecca Nunziato

Is social distancing possible on Broadway? A discussion with Eva Price

May 26, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with the Tony-winning producer about the future of the theater.
The Palace Theatre on the opening night of "West Side Story" in 2009.
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

Music from the episode

The Thrill Is Gone B.B. King
Redbone Childish Gambino
Guess Who's Back Scarface, JAY-Z, Beanie Sigel
Deceptacon Le Tigre
Deceptacon Le Tigre

The team

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