Sep 10, 2020

Churn, baby, churn

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Today on the show: what churn in the labor market can tell us about this economy. Plus: Voting at arenas, wildfire insurance and Hollywood goes back to work.

Segments From this episode

Head spinning from all the unemployment numbers? Blame COVID-19.

Sep 10, 2020
The pandemic has led to churn in the job market — layoffs, rehires and new hires that reflect shifting demand in the economy.
A bartender pours drinks for customers in Austin, Texas, in May. There's a lot of churn in the labor market due to COVID-19.
Sergio Flores/AFP via Getty Images
A closed J.C. Penney store at a mall in San Bruno, California. The retailer is an anchor store in a lot of malls.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Insurance companies face their own risks as wildfires continue

Sep 10, 2020
Climate change and regulated rates are making it harder for insurance companies to do business at a time when fire risk is growing.
A firefighter douses flames as they push toward homes during the Creek Fire in Madera County, California, on Sept. 7.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

What it takes to turn a sports venue into a polling place

Sep 10, 2020
With record voter turnout expected in this year's elections, arenas and other large venues are turning into voting “supercenters."
The Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., is one of many sports arenas across the country that will be converted to voting "supercenters" for the November elections.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Finding a COVID-19 test site for kids can be a struggle

Sep 10, 2020
"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks to Sarah Kliff at The New York Times about finding a COVID-19 test site for toddlers, and why free tests can still end up on an invoice.
A boy receives a free COVID-19 test at a St. John’s Well Child Family Center mobile clinic in South Los Angeles.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

How homeowners have gained a financial advantage during the pandemic

Sep 10, 2020
During the Great Recession, owning a house could sink you. Now, it's a life raft.
A house for sale in South Pasadena, California, in April. Home owners have several advantages during the pandemic.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Lights! Camera! Masks? TV and film production are ramping up

Sep 10, 2020
As the pandemic continues, actors are being called back to the set, with caution.
Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, California. There are a lot of starts and stops as production gets back underway in Hollywood.
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Preservation Wu-Tang Clan, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock
Respiration Black Star, Common
Cuffed Nick Hakim
Wide Eyes Local Natives
House Common Market
Turnmills Maribou State

The team

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