How a group of determined Black women are saving a block in West Baltimore
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Plus: How a Texas-based trivia company pivoted amid COVID; the Census Bureau makes startup statistic permanent; and inflation rates surge.
Segments From this episode
Inflation is at a 30-year high
The consumer price index hit 6.2% in October. Treasury chief Yellen says the price hikes won't last, but they're felt across the economy.
Stress and burnout stoke churn in health care workforce
The U.S. has nearly 400,000 fewer workers in nursing and residential-care facilities than it did before the pandemic.
Supply chain snags hit books
Shipping delays, reduced printing capacity and a paper shortage plague publishers and retailers as holiday shopping gets underway.
Census Bureau to add business startups as an official statistic
The fast-moving nature of the pandemic demands new measurements that are more timely.
How a trivia-events company grew through the pandemic
Jess Evans, co-founder of Austin, Texas-based Get It Gals, says her business is on track for its biggest year yet.
An abandoned block is reborn in West Baltimore
In 2019, Poinsetta McKnight was one of the last homeowners living on her block. Now with seven restored homes, “I’m seeing it come up.”
Music from the episode
20 Grand Palace RJD2
Luv(sic.) pt3 (feat. Shing02) Nujabes, Shing02
Up From the South The Budos Band
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo
Sundress Butcher Brown
Humbug Mountain Song Fruit Bats
Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer