States are starting to drop out of federal pandemic unemployment programs
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The leaders of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits are too generous. Also on the show: A pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure vulnerabilities in the U.S., and Texas farmers are still reeling from the February freeze.
Segments From this episode
Colonial Pipeline hack reveals critical infrastructure risks
The Biden administration plans new cyber rules for agencies and contractors involved in critical infrastructure.
Copper’s soaring price points to recovery, green-economy demand
Copper, especially, is a key ingredient in electric cars, wind turbines and batteries. Suppliers are not ready to meet the demand.
3 states will exit federal pandemic unemployment programs. More are likely to follow.
The Republican governors of Arkansas, Montana and South Carolina say the benefits keep people out of the workforce.
Farmers in Texas still reeling from the February freeze
For some, insurance money is coming in, but according to one farmer, "it never makes you whole."
In China, it’s heads for a real estate win, or "rotten tails" — you lose
Owning property (or not) can determine your future in China. But it’s a gamble that doesn’t always pay off for those who have invested their life savings.
How COVID-19 might change packaging for good
“I think you've had a lot of pent-up innovation,” says Matt Reynolds, editor of Packaging World.
Music from the episode
A Mineral Love Bibio
Greyhounds De La Soul
Wind Travel Richard Houghten
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
Summertime Magic Zikomo
Not Dead Yet Lord Huron
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