Feb 26, 2020

If you’re sick, stay home!

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For a lot of Americans, that's easier said than done. Plus: what Trump talks about when he talks about coronavirus, and Silicon Valley's VC drought.

Segments From this episode

America's lack of sick leave is a problem in COVID-19 outbreak

Feb 26, 2020
About a third of workers in the U.S. don't have sick days, and many that do don't use them.
A woman wears a medical mask while waiting at Los Angeles International Airport on Feb. 2.
David McNew/Getty Images

What happens when venture capital money runs out?

Feb 26, 2020
The available options for companies are pretty limited.
A woman holds up a sign as people protest outside Uber's corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California on May 8, 2019.
Josh Edelson/AFP via Getty Images

Last of the mohair and wool spinners — how two Texan mills keep the state's tradition alive

Feb 26, 2020
Once a global leader in wool, there are now just two mills operating in the state.
Seth Warnock monitors a yarn spinner at the Marathon Basin Wool Mill.
Julia Reihs

Brits sniff at chlorinated American chicken

Feb 26, 2020
The problem with chlorinated chicken is actually not the chlorine at all — it’s what the chlorine represents.
U.S. chicken practices could stand in the way of a U.S.-UK free trade deal.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Meet Gaile, 70, convenience store cashier

Feb 18, 2020
Gaile is part of the sales industry and works part time. She's part of the largest growing segment of workers — those over 55.
Melissa Lyttle

Trump's stock market concern could make dealing with COVID-19 tough

Feb 26, 2020
Is that concern misplaced? A New York Times economics writer talks about it.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The team

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