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Finally, some relief (probably)

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Dusk falls over the US Capitol building on December 20, 2020, in Washington, DC.

Dusk falls over the US Capitol building on Dec. 20, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate finally came to an agreement on the coronavirus relief bill and a vote is expected later today or tomorrow. Samuel Corum/Getty Images

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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.
Race and Economy

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

by Kai Ryssdal and Sean McHenry 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.
COVID-19

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

by Marielle Segarra Dec 21, 2020
Ticket sales have been dismal this year, and studios are delaying their releases.
Workplace Culture

Teachers move near the front of the line for vaccine

by Meghan McCarty Carino 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.
COVID-19

A freight time to be in shipping

by Sabri Ben-Achour Dec 21, 2020
In recent months, freight rates have been skyrocketing.

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

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