From vacant buildings to a community of Black women homeowners
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Plus: another potential rise in tariffs on the EU, an end to easier SNAP benefits and how the pandemic has changed the back-to-school shopping experience.
Segments From this episode
Must workers choose between benefits and flexibility?
The debate over gig worker classification has called labor law into question.
Wine industry braces for more EU tariffs
Tariffs on European imports have been in place since October. More could be on the way.
Risk of deepening hunger crisis as SNAP exemption expires
When the pandemic began, the federal government made it easier for states to approve people for SNAP, but that flexibility is ending this month, raising concerns that more people will go hungry.
Remote learning boosts back-to-school spending
School will be remote for many kids in the fall, and parents have been scrambling to outfit their homes with schooling furniture and supplies.
Transforming a blighted block into a community of Black women homeowners
A Baltimore program helps Black women build wealth through homeownership.
His Houston food truck business has become “very hit or miss”
With traditional revenue sources like office buildings closed, one food truck owner explains the challenges he's facing during the pandemic.
Music from the episode
Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Wu Punk Georgia Anne Muldrow
Preservation Wu-Tang Clan, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer