Jul 14, 2020

How clothing can be a ‘tool of resistance’

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Plus: the latest economic picture, new demand for Black therapists and the Huawei saga continues.

Segments From this episode

The reopening recovery is stalling

Jul 14, 2020
The economy was showing signs of life as businesses reopened. Then coronavirus cases started to rise.
A flower shop owner picks up supplies at the Los Angeles Flower Market soon after its reopening in May.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

What does it mean when a bank moves $10 billion into reserves?

JPMorgan Chase will set aside over $10 billion in cash reserves, one of several large banks putting aside money in anticipation of loses related to COVID-19. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and University of Washington finance professor Jarrad Harford explain what this says about the economy.

Restaurants face closings as business slows and rents go unpaid

Jul 14, 2020
Eighty percent of restaurants in New York City didn't pay full rent in June. The businesses historically have little if any reserves, one expert says.
A man waits for his lunch order at a nearly empty restaurant at Grand Central Market in Los Angeles in June.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

In win for White House, the UK bans Huawei 5G telecom gear

Jul 14, 2020
The Trump administration has been pushing for the move for two years.
A Huawei product display in London.
Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

Black therapists say they are seeing an uptick in demand for their services

Jul 14, 2020
Many Black clients are seeking therapists they trust to deal with mental health trauma since the police killing of George Floyd.
A crisis volunteer in London logs on for her shift in June. In Minnesota, just over 2% of mental health professionals are Black.
Leon Neal/Getty Images

When finding fossils pays the bills

How Schuyler Andrulat of South Carolina turned a lifelong hobby of hunting shark teeth into a job.
A secret fossil hunting location near Summerville, South Carolina.
Sabri Ben-Achour/Marketplace

How clothing can be a 'tool of resistance'

Jul 14, 2020
From the suffragette movement to the Black Panther Party and "Black Lives Matter” T-shirts worn by protesters today, social movements and clothing go hand in hand.
Protesters with "Black lives matter" T-shirts at the San Francisco Hall of Justice in 2014.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Pink + White Frank Ocean
Fu-Gee-La Fugees
Ndinewe Gemma Griffiths
Kana Ndinewe King Avry
Restart Bilal
1977 Ana Tijoux

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer