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Mar 10, 2021

How fast can the federal government get $1.9 trillion out the door?

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Moving that much money through the federal government will take a while. Plus, a conversation with "Minari" writer-director Lee Isaac Chung. 

Segments From this episode

Getting $1.9 trillion in aid out the door? "It just takes time."

Mar 10, 2021
Individuals will probably get their American Rescue Plan payments within weeks. State and local governments will wait months.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sign the American Rescue Plan Act on Wednesday. It will next move to the White House for President Biden's signature.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Reopening schools raises complicated questions about health, education and inequity

Mar 10, 2021
A poll from the Pew Research Center found more than half of Americans think schools shouldn't reopen until teachers are vaccinated.
Education workers line up to receive a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

A second location? During a pandemic? It’s within reach for some businesses

Mar 10, 2021
A business owner in Brooklyn who almost went under last year is now looking to expand in a way she hadn't expected.
Pooja Bavishi at her Brooklyn ice cream shop, Malai. When she had to close for several months, her online sales surged.
Samantha Fields/Marketplace

The PRO Act may protect workers even if it doesn't pass

Mar 10, 2021
The bill, which offers sweeping protections for organized labor, may not pass the Senate. But it may stimulate conversation and education.
A union rally in Chicago. Most Americans support union rights, a Gallup survey found.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

In Chung's "Minari," seeing the American dream through the eyes of a Korean-American family

Mar 10, 2021
"And if my daughter can see it one day, that'd be great," says Lee Isaac Chung, writer-director of "Minari."
The cast of "Minari." Back row from left: Steven Yeun, Yuh-jung Youn and Yeri Han. Front row: Alan S. Kim and Noel Cho.
Photo by Josh Ethan Johnson, courtesy of A24

Music from the episode

Hard To Say Goodbye Washed Out
What's The Difference Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit
Darling Real Estate
Last Raindrop Fitz and The Tantrums
Stay a While The Cactus Channel

The team

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