May 3, 2021

The low-hanging fruit on Biden’s climate agenda

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Phasing out hydrofluorocarbons — common chemical refrigerants — actually has bipartisan support. Also on today's show: More homeowners go back to paying their mortgage bills, and Verizon is selling Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion.

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EPA proposes rule to cut dangerous refrigerants

May 3, 2021
Reducing greenhouse gases called hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs has support within the air-conditioning and refrigeration industries.
Hydrofluorocarbons, chemical refrigerants that damage the climate, can be found in common appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners.
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More homeowners are back to paying their mortgages

May 3, 2021
But the recovery has been unequal. Black homeowners are at a higher risk of foreclosure when forbearance rules expire, one nonprofit says.
Despite recent trends, more than 2 million mortgages are still in forbearance.
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What value do Yahoo and AOL have?

May 3, 2021
Verizon is selling the two companies to private equity firm Apollo Global Management for $5 billion.
How exactly could Apollo, the private equity firm that is buying Yahoo and AOL, make the companies more valuable?
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How one primary care doctor found her role in the fight against COVID-19

May 3, 2021
Physician and writer Suzanne Koven deleted an email requesting volunteers before changing her mind.
A sign in support of healthcare workers in Boston, Massachusetts on April 04, 2020. “I know this sounds really strange, but I can think of fewer happier times in my career,” said Dr. Suzanne Koven, a writer and physician at Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Will genetically modified vaccines make Europe rethink “Frankenfood”?

May 3, 2021
The success of COVID-19 shots could change European attitudes toward genetically-engineered crops and benefit U.S. agribusiness.
British children take part in a demonstration protesting genetically modified food in 1999.
Photo by Steve Eason/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Animals Baths
Juicy The Notorious B.I.G.
Coco Mango (FloFilz Remix) MF DOOM, FloFilz
All Of Your Love (feat. Kotomi) Germany Germany, Kotomi
Fu-Gee-La Fugees, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras
Maria También Khruangbin

The team

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