Jul 21, 2020

Pod save America?

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Plus: What you need to know about the government's new COVID-19 tracking site and potential payroll tax cuts.

Segments From this episode

Parents turn to private "pods" to school children

Jul 21, 2020
The groups of families are a way to mitigate the cost of schooling at home.
TOPSHOT - Instructor Chablis Torres (C) reads to children in a pre-school class, wearing masks and at desks spaced apart as per coronavirus guidelines during summer school sessions in Monterey Park, California on July 9, 2020.
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Hospitals scramble to switch to government's new COVID reporting system

Jul 21, 2020
While the idea has advantages, the transition away from CDC system may create new problems for hospitals, which had little notice and are struggling with limited resources.
The new COVID-19 tracking site went live this week, but the transition could prove difficult for hospitals.
Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty Images

Pandemic forces small farmers in Mexico to adapt

Jul 21, 2020
Some farmers are trying to reinvent their businesses by selling in new ways.
Esteban de Jesús Durán is part of Plantas y Flores de Xochimilco, a community of decorative plant growers based south of Mexico City.
Rodrigo Cervantes

USCIS budget shortfall could mean a longer wait for immigrants

Jul 21, 2020
The department said staff furloughs could be coming unless Congress sends $1.2 billion its way.
In this file photo, immigrants await their turn for green card and citizenship interviews at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Queens office on May 30, 2013 in the Long Island City neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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How one of the U.S.'s most iconic companies nearly flickered out

Jul 21, 2020
Author Tom Gryta explains how General Electric's place in the economy fell so quickly.
The logo at the entrance of GE's aviation engine overhaul facility in Brazil in 2016.
Yasuyoshi Chiba/Getty Images

Trump Fed nominee advances in Senate despite support for gold standard

Jul 21, 2020
Judy Shelton's unpopular view sheds light on why the U.S. and most other economies abandoned linking their currencies to gold
Once upon a time, gold was the currency of the United States.
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Music from the episode

Butterflies Anchorsong
Buried In Detroit - Lucas Löwe Remix Mike Posner, Big Sean, Lucas Lowe
Pin It Down Madison Cunningham
Awake Tycho
Vale Maribou State

The team

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