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Were COVID relief funds fairly distributed to tribal governments?
Oct 21, 2021

Were COVID relief funds fairly distributed to tribal governments?

Also on the show today: The Federal Reserve overhauls investment rules for policymakers, rental properties move into the hands of private equity firms and how U.S. energy storage efforts are faring.

Segments From this episode

New trading restrictions for top Fed officials

Rachel Siegel, business reporter at the Washington Post, joins Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to chat about the Fed’s new rules banning top policymakers from owning and trading individual stocks and bonds.

Carbon offsets can be tough to get right

Oct 21, 2021
If you can't pollute less, pay someone else to pollute less for you. Carbon offsets sound simple but are complicated in practice.
According to the Ecosystem Marketplace, the global carbon offset market is worth around $750 million. Above, a pilot carbon dioxide capture plant in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ida Guldbaek Arentsen/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images

In the transition to renewables, energy storage is a hot topic

Oct 21, 2021
When the wind is blowing and the sun is shining, how can we store power to use when they aren't?
A hydroelectric power installation at the bottom of the Hoover Dam. Hydropower  accounts for 95% of utility-scale energy storage in the U.S., according to the Department of Energy.
Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Were tribal government COVID relief funds fairly distributed?

Oct 21, 2021
The American Rescue Plan earmarked $20 billion for tribal governments. But the allocation formula favored a handful of tribes.
Though the American Rescue Plan set aside more than $20 billion for tribal governments, more than half of the money was given to 30 tribal entities. Above, the bill enrollment for the American Rescue Plan before its signing ceremony in March.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It's a tight, tight, tight, tight labor market

Elizabeth Crofoot, senior economist at the Conference Board, and Erica Groshen, former commissioner of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, chat about a labor market that is tightening and in flux.

Pandemic puts more rental properties in private equity hands

Oct 21, 2021
Investment firms might be able to pay more for renovations, but critics say they accelerate evictions.
With landlords dealing with financial stress brought on by COVID, selling properties to private equity firms can be appealing.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Is racist housing policy the real villain in "Candyman"?

Oct 21, 2021
Brentin Mock of Bloomberg CityLab says Candyman represents what bad, racist housing policy created and what gentrification tries to erase.
A crew demolishes part of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing project in 2011. The site, which now hosts luxury apartments and high-end shops, is the setting for the horror film "Candyman."
Scott Olson via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Headlines (feat. Westside Gunn, Conway & Benny) DJ Premier, Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, Benny The Butcher
Big Break Ensemble Entendu
Melloton Liam Huston
Benzoin Gum MF DOOM
Wonton Medeski, Martin & Wood
Lost in Florence Kendall Miles, I Eat Plants for a Living
Wait for Me Swim Mountain

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer