Oct 7, 2020

Delaying COVID-19 relief could do lasting damage

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Plus: holiday shopping in a pandemic, how your grocery stores work and why bad teeth can hold back your career.

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Without more relief spending, the recovery's likely to stall

Oct 7, 2020
And that's likely to hurt families who are already stretched to the limit.
President Trump gives a thumbs up upon his return to the White House from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Oct. 05. The president said he was ending stimulus talks Tuesday, but later backtracked.
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Fears grow as prospects for financial relief recede

Oct 7, 2020
With more federal relief in doubt and COVID-19 cases on the rise again, Americans are struggling to get by.
Protesters demand more economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic in Time Square in August.
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What it means when airlines get special aid

Oct 7, 2020
On-again, off-again stimulus talks are impacting the entire economy, but airlines are usually a special case. Here's why.
Airline industry workers call for more federal aid in Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 9.
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"I like to think that it's traditional art — it's just the Black representation of that"

Oct 7, 2020
Atlanta-based Black tattoo artist Debbi Snax is breaking stereotypes.
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How innovations in cardboard and canning led to the rise of modern grocery stores

Oct 7, 2020
In this book excerpt, author Benjamin Lorr explains how cardboard boxes, cardstock and tin cans led to a revolution in consumer products.
In this excerpt from his new book, "The Secret Life of Groceries: The Modern Miracle of the American Supermarket," author Benjamin Lorr writes that innovations in canning and cardboard technology made modern grocery stores possible.
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Music from the episode

See You Leave RJD2, STS, Khari Mateen
Awake Tycho
Black Sands Bonobo
The Seed (2.0) The Roots, Cody Chesnutt

The team

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