Jun 11, 2020

Small businesses struggle with protests and reopening

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Plus: cops on TV, Zoom in China and annualized GDP, explained.

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Small businesses struggle with the pandemic and protests

Jun 11, 2020
Small businesses, already under strain from COVID-19 lockdowns, are trying to navigate how they engage with their communities and employees during ongoing protests.
Antoine Tate shampoos a single client in a room at LocLov salon in Washington, D.C.  Normally, multiple clients and stylists would be in the room.
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The music industry may be ditching the "urban" label

Jun 11, 2020
Black artists make all kinds of music. Critics of the status quo say one label does not fit all.
Tyler, the Creator accepts his Grammy for best rap album alongside his mother at the 62nd awards. The artist has denounced the word "urban" when used to describe music made by Black artists.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Why annualizing can make GDP forecasts look scarier than they are

Jun 11, 2020
If one quarter differs significantly from another, it's hard to paint a picture of the entire year.
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Farmers grapple with stress and depression as they try to keep their operations afloat

Jun 11, 2020
One Minnesota program offers free mental health care through the state agriculture department.
A farmer looks over his field in Texas. COVID-19 is adding stress to already strained farmers.
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A day in the life of a store owner during a pandemic

Jun 11, 2020
Maris Johansson, pursuing a lifelong dream, launched her Denver shop for children’s clothing and toys just weeks ago.
Maris Johansson is trying to keep her brand-new store afloat during the pandemic.
Photo: Laura Schmalstieg

Is this the end of police reality shows?

Jun 11, 2020
Activists are calling for the end of police dramas and reality shows in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality.
A police line tape at a crime scene. The reality shows "Cops" and "Live PD" have been canceled, and activists are criticizing the genre.
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Critics say Zoom is exporting Chinese censorship

Jun 11, 2020
The controversy comes at a challenging time for a company whose fortunes have soared during the pandemic yet faces stiff challengers in the video-meeting sector.
Zoom founder Eric Yuan speaks during Zoom's IPO in 2019.
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Music from the episode

CBGBS De La Soul
Tidal Wave Butcher Brown
Glass Shamir
Redbone Childish Gambino
Memories Blue Lab Beats
Privacy Quasimoto, Madlib

The team

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