Evictions climb to pre-pandemic levels
Jul 29, 2022

Evictions climb to pre-pandemic levels

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Less than a year after the nationwide eviction moratorium ended, evictions have reached pre-pandemic levels. Plus, a Finnish sand battery could hold the key to renewable energy storage.

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks to Ana Swanson at the New York Times and Sudeep Reddy at Politico about the Inflation Reduction Act and what the most recent sets of data tell us about the state of the economy.

How inflation is impacting salary negotiations

Jul 29, 2022
Employees have leverage, for now, and rising prices provide a rational justification for requesting a raise.
Inflation can be an objective metric to use when asking for a raise.
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Colleges get creative to solve housing insecurity among students

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At the University of Utah, students can live with alumni. One California school is using a parking garage as a stopgap.
A lack of affordable housing can be a barrier to attending college, so schools are trying to find alternatives.
Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Eviction filings hit pre-pandemic levels a year after the end of the moratorium

Jul 29, 2022
"The long-term goal has to just be structurally changing this untenable housing system that we have," said Carl Gershenson, the project director at Princeton University’s Eviction Lab.
Because many young people, racial minorities and those with lower incomes rent their housing, they're disproportionately affected evictions. 
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Could the sand battery make renewable energy more dependable?

Jul 29, 2022
A start-up in Finland unveils the world’s first commercial heat storage system using sand to solve the problem of the variability of solar and wind power.
The sand battery at Kankaanpaa in southwest Finland.
Courtesy Polar Night Energy

Music from the episode

Reap What You Sow daKAH Hip Hop Orchestra
Tej The So Ons
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer