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Jan 28, 2021

It’s time for better face masks

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Experts are recommending that we wear better masks, especially front-line essential workers who face the highest risks. Plus, more on the bonkers GameStop stock situation.

Segments From this episode

Airlines, struggling with COVID-19 headwinds, tally their 2020 financial losses

Jan 28, 2021
With vaccines starting to roll out, will travelers want to take to the skies again in 2021?
What will 2021 look like for air travel? American and Southwest lost billions of dollars in 2020.
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New viral variants spur calls for better masks

Jan 28, 2021
Front-line workers are especially at risk indoors. Wearing a cloth and surgical mask together is an option to N95s, one doctor says.
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk past a "Prevent the spread of COVID-19" banner in Los Angeles on Jan. 19.
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Despite challenges, this movie theater operator is optimistic about the future

Jan 28, 2021
“While streaming is a reality, it’s not communal,” said Stephanie Silverman of Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre. People “will want to be out in the world again.”
An empty screening room at the Belcourt Theater in Nashville, which has been closed for indoor screenings since Jan. 1.
(Courtesy of the Belcourt Theatre)

Pandemic home improvement can lead to remodelers' remorse

Jan 28, 2021
All this time at home has a lot of us rethinking our living spaces — with sometimes regrettable results.
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Music from the episode

Feel It Still Portugal. The Man
Inside Out Spoon
Ordinary Pleasure Toro y Moi
North Star Future Islands

The team

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