More than a year into the pandemic, rent relief is finally reaching those who need it
May 28, 2021

More than a year into the pandemic, rent relief is finally reaching those who need it

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Also on the show: What's in store for consumer spending this summer, alcohol-to-go will still be on the post-pandemic menu in some states and a small British theater company makes its way back to the stage.

Segments From this episode

Consumer spending rose last month. Will it hold through the summer?

May 28, 2021
It looks like consumers will continue to splurge over the summer. And after that?
Travel continues to be one cause for consumer spending into and potentially past this summer.
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New laws keep alcohol-to-go on the menu after the pandemic

May 28, 2021
Almost 20 states passed or are working on legislation that makes takeout drinks permanent.
According to one expert, "2020 was the most important year for alcohol since the end of Prohibition."
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As another month's rent comes due, appropriated relief is finally making its way to tenants

May 28, 2021
More than 400 programs are in place to distribute nearly $50 billion in aid to tenants who've fallen behind.
After more than a year of this pandemic, many tenants have fallen behind and are struggling to pay rent.
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From restaurant to office work –– one server's change of direction

May 28, 2021
We hear from Maria Barillas about how the pandemic drove her to start a new job.
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Having survived pandemic lockdown, a small British theater company takes a bow

May 28, 2021
Blackeyed Theatre, a touring group, on how the company weathered COVID-19 and the worst financial crisis in its history.
According to a recent study, 90% of U.K. actors are usually unemployed. The pandemic made matters worse.
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The team

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