Dec 24, 2020

Still in limbo

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President Trump is refusing to sign the relief bill. States are fighting over income taxes. And churches are filling gaps in the social safety net even more during the pandemic.

Segments From this episode

States battle over remote-worker income tax

Dec 24, 2020
Which state should get income taxes when out-of-state workers no longer go to the office?
A teacher works in her home office in Virginia. Some workers have stopped commuting across state borders, provoking skirmishes over tax revenue.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

How COVID-19 is changing church

“There’s an opportunity to rethink church, and I hope we take it,” says the Rev. Chris Butler, a Chicago-based pastor.
The Rev. Chris Butler outside Chicago Embassy Church Network in South Holland, Illinois.
Photo by Tanikia Carpenter, courtesy of Chicago Embassy Church Network

A holiday glut of packages prompts a shipping crisis for small businesses

Dec 24, 2020
Retailers are increasing shipping fees while fielding more calls from customers, asking, "Where's my package?"
Mail carriers load up their trucks at a USPS distribution center in El Paso, Texas, earlier this year.
Paul Ratje/AFP via Getty Images

The challenges of opening a restaurant during a pandemic

Dec 24, 2020
For one LA restaurateur, it was a significant investment at a risky time, but starting a business in his old neighborhood meant a lot to him.
Restaurateur Gabriel Paredes and his staff transformed the parking lot behind the restaurant into an outdoor dining space with wood walls and multiple levels.
Richard Hozack

Not the usual crowd for the holidays in Hawaii

Dec 24, 2020
A look at how one Hawaiian bed-and-breakfast is faring during the pandemic.
Thomas and Janice Fairbanks, innkeepers at The Old Wailuku Inn at Ulupono.
Credit: Unique Angles

Music from the episode

Angel In The Snow Elliott Smith
Mary, Mary The Monkees
Noche Juan Rios
Modern Jesus Portugal. The Man

The team

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