We’re in a SNAP boom
Aug 21, 2020

We’re in a SNAP boom

Plus, the cybersecurity risks of online college and the disproportionate household duties that are pulling women out of the workforce. 

Segments From this episode

The Weekly Wrap: A tale of two coronavirus economies

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks with Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post and Sudeep Reddy at Politico about economic divisions in the country, the role of the economy in the 2020 election and the stock market.

Women three times more likely than men to not work during pandemic because of child care

Aug 21, 2020
COVID-19 has driven women's unemployment rate higher than men's and could worsen the gender pay gap in the long term.
Child care needs are part of the reason the current recession has had a greater effect on women than on men.
Kate Sept/Getty Images

The pandemic economy is changing the way Americans buy groceries

Aug 21, 2020
Now that expanded relief benefits are gone, more people will likely rely on SNAP benefits.
A man shops for groceries at a Seattle supermarket. The downturn has propelled millions of Americans into the federal nutrition assistance program.
Karen Ducey/Getty Images

Remote college creates fertile ground for internet mischief

Aug 21, 2020
Most email hackers going after students want to make a quick buck. But those targeting faculty may be foreign governments.
A student at the University of New Mexico attends a virtual class from her dorm. Online education often involves the use of unsecured networks.
Sam Wasson/Getty Images

Insurers' offers to cover COVID-19 treatment are expiring

Aug 21, 2020
The offers made business sense at the height of the pandemic. Things are more complicated now.
A health care worker swabs a patient during a COVID-19 test. While testing is covered by insurance under federal law, treatment isn't.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The "Detroitist" on her dad's record shop and what it really meant

Aug 21, 2020
Marsha Music talks about her hometown and how urban renewal efforts uprooted the family business.
Joe Von Battle inside his record shop on Hastings Street in Detroit.
Photo from the Collection of Marsha Music

Music from the episode

Wild 100s Smoke DZA, Pete Rock
To be Remote TOKiMONSTA
Simmer (feat. Burna Boy) Mahalia, Burna Boy
Call It Home The Foreign Exchange
Super Bass Nicki Minaj

The team

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