Oct 22, 2020

The $20 billion missing from this economy

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Plus: savings plans, permanent work-from-home and a conversation with Bradley & Parker CEO Wynne Nowland about coming out as transgender.

Segments From this episode

New jobless claims are down, but unemployment benefits are, too

Oct 22, 2020
Expiring federal and state relief benefits are taking billions of dollars a week out of the economy.
Tens of millions of Americans are still out of work, and their unemployment benefits are running out.
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More companies are starting emergency savings programs for employees

Oct 22, 2020
Are they any better than a traditional bank savings account?
A savings pot that isn't linked to your bank account could help to limit withdrawals.
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What would delayed election results mean for the economy?

Oct 22, 2020
The results from the election could remain uncertain for weeks. "And uncertainty is generally really bad for economy activity," said Brookings' Wendy Edelberg.
Even with record-breaking early voting, it could take some time to know who won the presidential election this year.
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What if working from home becomes permanent?

Oct 22, 2020
The longer the pandemic lasts, the likelier it seems that many of us will be working from home forever.
A real estate agent works from home in Orlando, Florida, on Oct. 1.
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Why this CEO went public with her coming out experience

Oct 22, 2020
CEO Wynne Nowland talks about announcing her transition at work, and how it exceeded her greatest expectations.
Wynne Nowland, CEO of Melville, New York-based insurance and financial services company Bradley & Parker.
Courtesy of Bradley & Parker

When your true-crime pod teaches you Spanish

Oct 22, 2020
Duolingo saw a 100% increase in new users in March. With growing competition, it's using bilingual stories in a bid for more ears.
People stuck at home during the pandemic are using their time on productive projects, like learning a new language.
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Music from the episode

More Flying Lotus, Anderson .Paak
My Only Swerving El Ten Eleven
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic
I Feel It Coming The Weeknd, Daft Punk

The team

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