Dec 15, 2020

How we’re getting through the pandemic

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On today's show: A conversation with the CEO of GoFundMe, a look at hybrid work models, and how poorer countries could get the COVID-19 vaccine more quickly.

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What's the future of commercial real estate?

Dec 15, 2020
When businesses return to their offices, some won't need the footprint they once had and some workers will spend less time there.
A "For Rent" sign on an empty storefront in Brooklyn, New York. Many businesses may not need as much commercial space as they used in the past.
Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images

Could relaxing patents help poorer countries get vaccines faster?

Dec 15, 2020
India, South Africa, and Kenya want to try. The U.S., EU and U.K. aren't interested.
A medical worker administers the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at a hospital in Miami on Dec. 15.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

GoFundMe CEO calls platform a "complement," not substitute, for government programs

Dec 15, 2020
From the coronavirus to racial justice, GoFundMe has seen an outpouring of support this year.
GoFundMe donations have an "emotional component," says CEO Tim Cadogan.
John Moore/Getty Images

More employers are expected to shift to hybrid workplaces

Dec 15, 2020
Google is among the companies allowing workers to divide their time between the office and home.
Google will test a flexible workweek when employees return to the office in September.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Adidas trying to figure out what to do with Reebok

Dec 15, 2020
Reebok turned a profit in 2018 but the success was short-lived.
Reebok athletic shoes on display in 2019. The sportswear industry has become more competitive since Adidas acquired the brand.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Chromat

Politicians love promising jobs. But where do the numbers come from?

Dec 15, 2020
It starts with a huge web of government data on jobs.
President-elect Joe Biden has promised 1 million new jobs in the auto industry. Above, Biden speaks at a campaign event in July.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Grounded by pandemic, this pilot hopes to fly again soon

Dec 15, 2020
How one commercial airline pilot has been making ends meet during the pandemic.
Before the pandemic, Nick Gifford flew passengers around Europe as a commercial airline pilot.
Courtesy Nick Gifford

Music from the episode

Lady Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove, Akua Naru
Darling Real Estate
Glimmer Tame Impala

The team

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