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Apr 7, 2021

The race to vaccinate Latinx agricultural workers before the growing season

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On today's show: a new federal effort to vaccinate workers in a farming region of Washington. Plus, why the nation’s first reparations program for Black residents is tied to homeownership.

Segments From this episode

FDIC campaigns to get the unbanked to open accounts

Apr 7, 2021
Over 7 million Americans don't have bank accounts. One big incentive to opening one: direct deposit of federal relief payments.
There are plenty of reasons why disadvantaged communities might avoid the banking system, but one benefit is the ability to deposit relief money.
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Why it's so hard to strike a deal on a global corporate tax

Apr 7, 2021
A major international group is trying to prevent companies from shifting profits to countries with low tax rates.
The Biden administration supports a corporate tax hike to 28%. That could lead to more attempts to game the system and shift profits overseas.
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At this toy shop, the kids are finally coming back

Apr 7, 2021
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys in North Carolina, describes what she's seeing this spring.
Ali Cat Toys made over 50 Easter baskets, Irene Kesselman said, with "a lot of stuffed bunnies and rabbits and lambs."
Courtesy of Irene Kesselman

Music from the episode

Battlefields Misun
Low Season Poolside
So Far to Go J Dilla, Common, D'Angelo
Sweat Moss Of Aura

The team

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