Higher ed got its credit report card, and it’s not straight A’s
Dec 7, 2023

Higher ed got its credit report card, and it’s not straight A’s

Higher borrowing costs will hit some colleges harder than others. Plus, what happens when the cost of hauling water skyrockets.

Segments From this episode

The story behind layoffs at one small business

Dec 7, 2023
Small businesses have been riding a demand rollercoaster since the start of the pandemic. Here's how one music store in Seattle is coping as the rollercoaster heads downward for now.
Patchwerks is a music store specializing in synthesizers and electronic instruments in Seattle.
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AI already has a big role in Hollywood

Dec 7, 2023
It's been used for some time in applications designed to support, not replace, the work of human actors, writers and directors.
Using artificial intelligence to cut the cost of visual effects will help filmmakers' budgets, said Nikola Todorovic of Wonder Dynamics.
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Colleges and universities may find borrowing harder to do and more expensive

Dec 7, 2023
Their customer base is shrinking and there's no appetite for raising prices, aka tuition.
Some schools are already cutting costs by eliminating whole academic departments and laying off faculty, says Catharine Hill with education non-profit Ithaka S&R.
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Four employees, two stores, one holiday season

Annie Lang Hartman, owner of Wild Lettie in Leland, Michigan talks holiday staffing.

Music from the episode

Four Tet Teenage Birdsong
Hands of Time Kraak & Smaak
A Little Piano DJ Mitsu the Beats
Wonton Medeski, Martin & Wood
City Music Kevin Morby

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer