Dec 21, 2020

Finally, some relief (probably)

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On today's show: the impact of the coming relief money. Plus, when teachers should get the coronavirus vaccine.

Segments From this episode

What the Fed will and won't be allowed to do

"Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal talks with the New York Times’ Jeanna Smialek about what power the Federal Reserve will have in future crises.

This lender wants young people to see the opportunity on the Pine Ridge Reservation

Dec 21, 2020
On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, the woman running the sole business loan lender has a message: There's opportunity on the reservation.
A 2001 photo of the Wounded Knee cemetary and memorial, located in Badlands National Park on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Francis Temman/AFP via Getty

With congressional support, what are the prospects for movie theaters?

Dec 21, 2020
Ticket sales have been dismal this year, and studios are delaying their releases.
A sparse crowd waits for the show to start at a movie theater in Las Vegas. Attendance has been way down in 2020.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Teachers move near the front of the line for vaccine

Dec 21, 2020
It's up to states to decide if teachers qualify as frontline essential workers, given that they're able to work remotely.
A teacher helps her first-grade student during in-person class at an elementary school in Stamford, Connecticut, in September.
John Moore/Getty Images

A freight time to be in shipping

Dec 21, 2020
In recent months, freight rates have been skyrocketing.
A truck carrying a cargo shipping container drives across a bridge in the Port of Long Beach on Dec. 14, 2020.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Becoming a Tree Richard Houghten
Cypress Tycho
Hate It Or Love It The Game, 50 Cent
Ceremony Anchorsong
Don't Sweat The Technique Eric B. & Rakim

The team

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