Gentrification meets Texas barbecue
Oct 14, 2021

Gentrification meets Texas barbecue

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We'll also hear how investments in green energy could spawn a trillion-dollar industry and how a metal foundry is dealing with rising aluminum and zinc prices.

Segments From this episode

While still a long way from pre-pandemic days, the job market's making progress

Oct 14, 2021
The number of new jobless claims filed last week was the lowest since March of 2020.
A "Now Hiring" sign is posted in the window of a San Francisco FedEx store on Sep. 16. Last week was the first week with fewer than 300,000 initial unemployment claims since March 14, 2020.
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Solar panels are shown in Dry Lake Valley, Nevada, in June 2021. Investments in clean energy would both help countries minimize average global temperature increases and make clean energy rival the oil market.
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What's the link between physical and economic mobility?

Oct 14, 2021
In his latest book, globalization scholar Parag Khanna looks at how and why our lives may become a lot more mobile in the decades to come.
A demonstrator holds a banner during the Unteilbar (Indivisible) protest for social justice and climate change action on Sep. 4, in Berlin, Germany.
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Farm country frets over impact of John Deere strike

Oct 14, 2021
More than 10,000 workers are on strike after they rejected a deal on wages and benefits.
More than one-third of John Deere’s workforce in the U.S. and Canada are on strike.
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How this metal foundry grew its business during the pandemic

Oct 14, 2021
Although prices for aluminum and zinc are ticking up, Adam Schaller, vice president of a Michigan metal foundry, says business is growing.
Prices for aluminum base scrap picked up 9.7% from August to September.
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BBQ used to be poor folks' food. Now, some of it is $36 per pound.

Oct 14, 2021
Pitmasters have become social media and television stars. A few have won James Beard Awards.
Tootsie Tomanetz, the 86-year-old pitmaster at Snow's BBQ, tends to sausages on a Saturday morning in Lexington, Texas. Tomanetz has been cooking barbecue since 1966 and says she never could have imagined the popularity she's witnessing today.
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Music from the episode

Agrimony MF DOOM
Toad Lick East Forest
Philodendron Fields Monster Rally
Wavelengths Mocky
Ride or Die (feat. Foster the People) The Knocks, Foster The People

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer