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Jan 11, 2021

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On today's show: the continuing economic fallout of a failed insurrection. Plus, how economic recovery might look now that COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out.

Segments From this episode

Due to "stigma," companies are pulling money from Trump and the GOP

Jan 11, 2021
From JPMorgan Chase to Marriott, companies have paused political donations to Republicans (mostly) in response to last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Tiger Woods at the 2018 PGA Championship. The PGA announced it will not hold the tournament at President Trump's golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.
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What does the road to economic recovery look like?

Jan 11, 2021
It may turn out to be quite bumpy.
A pharmacist receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Florida. Vaccinations will probably free up consumer spending, but it won't be like turning on a light switch, in the words of one expert.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Hundreds of small music venues are struggling to stay open

Jan 11, 2021
Live music venues have largely gone dark during the pandemic, along with the economies of many historically vibrant music scenes throughout the country.
The closed Roxy nightclub and music venue on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. With many performance venues shuttered, musicians have fewer opportunities to develop their sound.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Ford is latest automaker to cut production due to microchip shortage

Jan 11, 2021
When the pandemic first hit last spring, auto plants shut down and carmakers curbed semiconductor orders.
The Ford factory in Louisville, Kentucky, in 2017. The plant recently had to shut down due to a shortage of semiconductors.
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Why TV revivals are lucrative for networks

Jan 11, 2021
Reboots of popular shows don't need to be a critical success to be a commercial one.
The original cast of "Sex and the City." The reboot of the hit show won't include the character Samantha, played by Kim Cattrall, second from left.
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Britain cuts foreign aid to help pay the cost of COVID-19

Jan 11, 2021
The decision to reduce overseas aid during the nation's economic contraction has provoked outrage, but it has also drawn support .
Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak sits beside Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a  meeting in July. Sunak supported reducing the U.K.'s foreign aid budget by the equivalent of $600 billion.
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Music from the episode

Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco
Relief in Believing Jon Ososki
You Know I'm No Good Amy Winehouse
Goodness Emancipator
Doo Wop (That Thing) Ms. Lauryn Hill

The team

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