Oct 1, 2019

October will have you seeing pink

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Plus: What's behind this disappointing year for IPOs and the national debt, explained.

Segments From this episode

How breast cancer awareness month became “more than pink”

Oct 1, 2019
Kate Pickert, author of a new book about breast cancer in America said we've reached "peak awareness" when it comes to breast cancer.
In 2016, the Susan G. Komen foundation adopted the new slogan "more than pink."
Courtesy of the Susan G. Komen Foundation

The Chinese workers who make your shoes

Oct 2, 2019
China makes almost 70% of the shoes imported into the U.S.
Most people who produce goods for the U.S. come from China's poor countryside.
Photo courtesy of Shanghai 808 Studio

Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit

Oct 1, 2019
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
The National Debt Clock, a billboard-sized digital display showing the increasing U.S. debt, in New York City in 2011.
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

Could the explosion of corporate debt lead to a new financial crisis?

Oct 1, 2019
Today's corporate borrowing is similar in many ways to the mortgage debt that burst the housing bubble.
Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Heartbeats The Knife
Black Sands Bonobo
Teenage Birdsong Four Tet
The Rip Tide Beirut
Vide Noir Lord Huron

The team

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

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