Following infrastructure bill victory, Senate Dems look to universal pre-K
Aug 10, 2021

Following infrastructure bill victory, Senate Dems look to universal pre-K

Plus: inequality in higher education, the cost of wildfire prevention and the rise of the micro-wedding.

Segments From this episode

As wildfires rage, infrastructure bill aims to mitigate their impact

Aug 10, 2021
As it stands, the bill would fund several agencies' efforts to predict, control and plan for blazes caused by climate change.
"You can pay kind of a lot to get us where we need to be on the front end of a disaster...or you could pay twice or three times as much to rebuild and recover," said Mark Ghilarducci,  Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services.
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Senate proposal lays path for universal pre-K

Aug 10, 2021
For many 3- and 4-year-olds, pre-K is the real start to their education. Some cities already fund programs.
Pre-K students at Yung Wing School in New York City. A major bill created by Democrats in Congress includes federally funded universal prekindergarten.
Michael Loccisano via Getty Images

Small business optimism shrinks as labor shortage, price hikes continue

Aug 10, 2021
Owners expect lower sales and worse business conditions in the coming months, reflected in the NFIB’s declining optimism index.
Though the economy is rebounding from the COVID-19 downdraft, small-business owners expect near-term business conditions to worsen.
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Tenants in Los Angeles anxiously await rent relief as the city struggles to get funds out

Aug 10, 2021
In hard-hit L.A., only about 15% of the city’s current rent relief funding has reached households in need.
Los Angeles demonstrators protest evictions and advocate rent cancellation during the pandemic in August 2020.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

6000 Ft. Bonobo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
Make It Better (feat. Smokey Robinson) Anderson .Paak, Smokey Robinson
French Letter J-Walk
Deceptacon Le Tigre

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer