Feb 24, 2021

The future of this country’s competitive edge

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President Joe Biden signed an executive order today designed to make U.S. supply chains more resilient and secure. Also on the show, a conversation with actor-director Regina King.

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How the U.S. could regain its competitive edge

Feb 24, 2021
President Biden signed an executive order Wednesday designed to make U.S. supply chains more resilient and secure.
The shortage of medical masks in 2020 was one sign that the U.S. needs to improve the security and resilience of its supply chains.
Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images

Fed and Treasury chart path back to "full employment"

Feb 24, 2021
Fed Chair Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen peg the actual unemployment rate at around 10%, higher than the official 6.3%.
Federal Reserve Chair Powell testified on Capitol Hill about the U.S. labor market.
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Relief bill could lift millions of kids out of poverty by expanding tax credit

Feb 24, 2021
Eligible parents could get monthly checks under the proposal instead of a yearly credit when they file their taxes.
According to the OECD, the U.S. has one of the highest child poverty rates in the developed world.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Germany seethes over the slow delivery of COVID-19 vaccines

Feb 24, 2021
Delays in the European Commission’s procurement of vaccine is tempering Germany’s enthusiasm for the European Union.
A nurse inoculates a resident of Saxony, Germany, with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
Matthias Rietschel/Getty Images

In Regina King's "One Night in Miami," Black icons wrestle with how to use their power

Feb 24, 2021
The Emmy- and Academy Award-winning actress discusses her directorial debut and what she hopes audiences take away from the film.
"All of those things that make me who I am, I'm bringing to the storytelling process," says actor-director Regina King.
Courtesy of Amazon Studios.

Music from the episode

Pink + White Frank Ocean
Esperar Pra Ver Poolside, Fatnotronic
I'd Rather Be with You Bootsy Collins
Respiration Black Star, Common
Greazee Part I And II Billy Preston
Sweat Moss Of Aura

The team

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