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The cost of hygiene theater
Jun 18, 2021

The cost of hygiene theater

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Plus, more on inflation and wages, along with a live wrap-up of the biggest news of the week.

Segments From this episode

Wages keep going up. Will prices do the same?

Jun 18, 2021
It seems both are rising at a rate that will keep inflation in check ... for now.
Jekesai Njikizana/AFP via Getty Images

Cleaning and sanitizing as COVID theater

Jun 18, 2021
COVID spreads mostly by air, but businesses are still zealously cleaning surfaces. It’s about customer perception, one owner says.
Many businesses are still investing time and money in sanitizing for COVID-19 safety, though it may be unnecessary.
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Making gelato e-commerce friendly is like starting a new business

Jun 18, 2021
Uli Nasibova of Uli's Gelato in Los Angeles, sees her future online, but getting there could mean some trial and error.
"I spent the first six or seven months creating an e-commerce solution for shipping my gelato, and the economics of that already aged," says Uli Nasibova, owner of Uli's Gelato.
Nina Uemurasachi

Who will end up paying the price for Biogen's new Alzheimer's drug?

Jun 18, 2021
The cost of the newly approved treatment will be about $56,000 a year, much of it paid for by Medicare.
Biogen’s new Alzheimer's treatment drug, Aduhelm, has an annual sticker price of $56,000.
Dominick Reuter/AFP via Getty Images

Will Britannia rule the waves in shipping's green revolution?

Jun 18, 2021
British entrepreneurs and innovators hope to cash in on the move to decarbonize commercial ships.
Some industry leaders believe that a large part of Britain’s maritime future lies in designing and building new systems to combat climate change.
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Music from the episode

Headlines (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny) DJ Premier, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher
Worst Comes To Worst Dilated Peoples
ORANGE SINY
Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
Mystic Voyage Roy Ayers

The team

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