Jun 15, 2020

Discrimination has steep economic costs

Plus, today's big Supreme Court ruling, online internships and the transparency (or lack thereof) around who gets half a trillion in PPP money.

Segments From this episode

"Systemic racism is around us, all the time," Atlanta Fed president says

Jun 15, 2020
Raphael Bostic discusses the challenges of the economy and racial inequality.
Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Courtesy of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Who got those PPP loans? The government doesn't want to tell.

Jun 15, 2020
The Trump administration says the relevant part is that the COVID-19 relief loans complied with the law — not who actually got them.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing.
Al Drago Pool/Getty Images

As internships move online, will opportunities follow?

Jun 15, 2020
If internships can be done from anywhere, the pipeline for future talent may be getting more inclusive.
Companies have shifted during the coronavirus pandemic to allow their interns to work remotely.
Leon Neal/Getty Images

Restaurant menus are shrinking, thanks to the pandemic

Jun 15, 2020
Smaller menus save restaurants money and let them focus on what customers really want.
An employee cleans the posted menu of a reopened Virginia restaurant. Menus have downsized as the industry's revenue declined.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

In A Mood Slow Dancer
Shark Smile - Edit Big Thief
Love Rollercoaster Ohio Players
Texas Sun Khruangbin, Leon Bridges
How Will I Know Whitney Houston
Papa Was A Rolling Stone The Temptations
Dark Days [Feat. Sylvan Esso] Local Natives, Sylvan Esso

The team

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