Jun 2, 2020

Structural economic racism

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Plus: what brands are and aren't saying around Black Lives Matter and the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street right now.

Segments From this episode

What the current protests have to do with economic inequality

Jun 2, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dorothy Brown, Emory University, about the racial economic divide.
Protesters in front of the White House on Tuesday.
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Marketers are embracing Black Lives Matter

Jun 2, 2020
Brands have long embraced the symbols of counterculture. Now, they're embracing an underlying cause.
The Nike campaign that embraced athlete-activist Colin Kaepernick in 2018. Many brands are now using Black Lives Matter content in their messaging.
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Do you sometimes wonder, what is the stock market thinking?

Jun 2, 2020
Mostly about the future — and the Fed.
Ever look at the stock market and make this face?
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As emergency declarations abound, how are resources doled out?

Jun 2, 2020
Money is allocated differently depending on the type of disaster declaration and who is declaring it.
Virus testing tents set up in the garage of Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Massachusetts.
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Facing another month of costs in the coronavirus economy

Jun 2, 2020
We check in with two people whose employment has been disrupted by the pandemic.
Another month, another monthly credit card bill.
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A house being built in Phoenix. Residential construction fell 4.5% in May due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Chinese semiconductor firm to raise $2.8 billion as it seeks to catch world leaders

Jun 2, 2020
The firm wants to catch up with the leading-edge chips made by U.S., South Korean and Taiwanese companies.
Semiconductors on a circuit board that powers a video camera. Chinese firm SMIC is raising billions to upgrade its manufacturing technology.
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With production shut down, TV networks experiment with fall schedules

Jun 2, 2020
Without the ability to film scripted series, some networks are planning to air shows that have already aired, either abroad or on cable.
The coronavirus lockdown is forcing networks to use alternative means of programming.
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The team

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