China’s COVID cases are felt throughout the supply chain
Mar 14, 2022

China’s COVID cases are felt throughout the supply chain

China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus is already affecting American tech manufacturers. Plus: the lessons and legacy of the AIDS epidemic.

Segments From this episode

China's COVID outbreak causing new manufacturing slowdowns

Mar 14, 2022
China’s zero-tolerance approach to the virus is affecting American as well as Chinese companies.
Strict anti-coronavirus measures are hindering electronics manufacturing and other business in China. Above, workers in protective gear at a mass testing site in Beijing.
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Shanghai is under COVID-19 restrictions after omicron surge

Mar 14, 2022
China's financial capital is not under a full lockdown, but strict anti-COVID measures still weigh on residents.
Some large foreign businesses, seeing COVID restrictions and slowing growth in China, are considering other countries like India for their future manufacturing plans.
Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images

From AIDS to COVID: lessons and legacy

Mar 14, 2022
The HIV/AIDS pandemic, which emerged in the 1980s, left a legacy of drug research and health care gaps that affect the COVID pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a reminder of other pandemics, including HIV/AIDs.
Barbara Debout/AFP via Getty Images

Refugee advocates want the U.S. to do more for Ukrainians fleeing war

Mar 14, 2022
Resettlement agencies say they're ready to help.
Ukrainians board a train bound for western Poland on Monday. The Biden administration has yet to formally welcome refugees to the United States.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

People are clothes shopping in person again, and small businesses want to be ready

Mar 14, 2022
In-store purchases of clothes and accessories rose 21.9% from last year. Small businesses stand to benefit if they can attract once-cautious shoppers.
Jill Lindsey said she received two federal loans totaling $86,000 to keep her eponymous Brooklyn boutique open during the pandemic.
Stephanie Hughes/Marketplace

Craft brewers scramble to find aluminum cans

Mar 14, 2022
Manufacturer Ball Corp. reporting unprecedented demand for its cans during the pandemic, raises its minimum order fivefold.
Denver Beer Co. founder Patrick Crawford stands before a mountain of cans inside his production facility in the city's Sunnyside neighborhood on Feb. 8.
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite

Music from the episode

Beat Goes On Pete Rock
4/17/1975 Rob Viktum
Doo Wop (That Thing) Ms. Lauryn Hill
Hard To Say Goodbye Washed Out
Deep East 17, Ian Curnow / Phil Harding
Goodbye, Goodbye Tegan and Sara

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer