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Do you like your job?
May 6, 2024

Do you like your job?

Job satisfaction has hit a nearly 40-year high, a report says. Plus, the U.S. and Europe complain about China's "overcapacity."

Segments From this episode

Job satisfaction up, but may be near a plateau

May 6, 2024
By one measure, we are happier with our jobs than ever. But issues around workplace culture and relationships are gaining importance.
If you ask how people feel about wages, workplace culture and work-life balance, there are signs of increasing dissatisfaction.
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U.S. and Europe chafe over "overcapacity" — but is it real?

May 6, 2024
Is the problem unfair industry subsidies, or is China just better at making electric vehicles?
The U.S. and Europe say China is flooding countries with leftover electric cars, like the ones made by BYD, above.
STR/AFP via Getty Images

Higher rates may not solve California's property insurance woes

May 6, 2024
With climate change hiking insurer costs, the state may allow catastrophe modeling as a stopgap, says former Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones.
"As climate change  has driven more frequent and severe weather-related events, it's killing people, damaging property and causing more insurance losses," says Dave Jones, a former state insurance commissioner.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Electric aircraft companies are scrambling toward FAA certification as funding gets tight

May 6, 2024
The goal: an electric aircraft that can take off and land vertically.
Beta Technologies opened a nearly 200,000-quare-foot facility in South Burlington, Vermont, in October to make electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft. Above, Beta's electric aircraft flies past Manhattan.
Courtesy Beta Technologies

In a boom town gone bust, a recreation center becomes a burden

May 6, 2024
When times were good, Hanna, Wyoming, built a giant rec center for coal workers. Now with just 700 residents, the town can't afford upkeep.
The Hanna Recreation Center’s pool had to be drained last year. 
Will Walkey/WPR

Music from the episode

"Midas Era" Lord Finesse
"Brea" Oddissee
"Suga Suga" Baby Bash
"Made Me On" Poolside, Body Music, Bosq, Xavier Smith
"Luv Letter" DJ Okawari

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer