Suspending state gas taxes may not do much for pain at the pump
Mar 28, 2022

Suspending state gas taxes may not do much for pain at the pump

Also on today's show: a bill to address Maine's shortage of rural attorneys and a look at those round-up donations made in the checkout line.

Segments From this episode

Inflation fuels drive to suspend state gasoline taxes

Mar 28, 2022
Levies average 37 cents a gallon nationwide. Three states have made the move and more may join them, but it might not provide enough relief.
Gas prices have leaped since a year ago, and some states have suspended taxes on the product to compensate.
Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

Best picture win for "CODA" a milestone for streaming services

Mar 28, 2022
Apple TV+ invests in a small number of high-end original productions, consistent with the tech giant's premium product line.
The cast and producers of "CODA," honored as best picture during the Academy Awards. The win marks a shift for an industry that was slow to embrace streaming platforms.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Tribal governments shore up infrastructure with federal pandemic aid

Mar 28, 2022
"The impact is going to be huge in Indian Country," one leader said. "Because we’ve never had an investment in our infrastructure."
Tribal governments are using CARES Act funding to invest in health care, high-speed internet, housing and food security.
Megan Jelinger/AFP via Getty Images

More businesses are asking us to "round up" for charity. How much change does it take to make change?

Mar 28, 2022
Research finds more people will agree to round a purchase up for charity than give a whole dollar. The reason: It hurts less.
Research shows that consumers are more inclined to "round up" purchases for charity at checkout than they are to donate a full dollar.
Al Bello/Getty Images

In Maine, hopes turn to law students amid dearth of rural attorneys

Mar 28, 2022
Lawmakers consider a proposal that might convince some law students to work and live in rural communities.
Legislators have proposed allowing law students to work at a legal aid clinic in Fort Kent to alleviate the shortage of lawyers in the area.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

This banker-turned-dog-groomer travels nationwide to help pet parents

Mar 28, 2022
Brian Taylor wants to travel to all 50 states and groom more than 10,000 dogs.
"My ultimate goal is to do all 50 states and groom over 10,000 dogs," said Brian Taylor. Above, he holds a Maltese.
Courtesy Taylor

Music from the episode

Bonita Applebum A Tribe Called Quest
Girls In June Dirty Art Club
Phthalo Blue Monster Rally
Cruise Astronautica
Drive Incubus

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer