Mar 4, 2020

Look to the futures

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Today we'll talk through equity index futures and what they can tell us about the economy. Plus, how airlines and OPEC are reacting to COVID-19.

Stories From this episode

Kai Explains

When and why it’s worth taking a look at equity index futures

Mar 4, 2020
They can indicate where the market is going to open, but they're not a crystal ball.
"I see an apple in a grocery store ..."
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Shelf Life

"Women's Work," the book that wants to show all work is women's work

Mar 4, 2020
From miners to CEO's, photographer Chris Crisman collected images and essays from 60 women working a variety of jobs across the country.
Sophi Davis, a rancher and marketer based in Montana, is featured in Chris Crisman's book, "Women's Work."
Chris Crisman
COVID-19

Airlines are bracing for more coronavirus disruption

Mar 4, 2020
IATA, which speaks for airlines, wants them to be released from minimum airport usage requirements.
Passengers wear face masks to protect against the spread of the COVID-19 as they arrive at LAX airport on Feb. 29.
Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images
COVID-19

OPEC, Russia discuss large oil supply cuts in "demand emergency"

Mar 4, 2020
There was talk that OPEC and Russia might together cut the world's supply of oil by one million barrels a day.
Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Is therapy only for the rich?

Mar 4, 2020
Only a quarter of Americans think mental health services are accessible.
Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, circa 1935.
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Music from the episode

(Etc.) I.Am.Tru.Starr
Shadow Gringo Star
Raspberry Jam Allah-Las
Elephant Tame Impala
Superposition Young the Giant

The team

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

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