Jun 19, 2020

What happens when COVID-19 aid runs out?

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Plus: How companies decide which holidays, like Juneteenth, to take off and Tulsa's eviction problem.

Segments From this episode

In Tulsa, evictions were a crisis even before the pandemic

Jun 19, 2020
A new effort taps behavioral science to keep more renters in their homes.
During a Juneteenth march in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Friday, people carry an empty, flag-draped casket to symbolize the destruction of Black Wall Street in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
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More companies offer a paid day off for Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2020
Some corporations made the move just days ago.
Marchers celebrating Juneteenth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Friday.
Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Why is unemployment still so high?

Jun 19, 2020
Weekly jobless claims have leveled off at well above 1 million, as new layoffs offset people called back to work.
A closed job placement office in New York. Unemployment remains at record highs despite parts of the economy reopening.
Stephanie Keith/Getty Images

COVID-19 pushes business bankruptcies higher in an already tough year

Jun 19, 2020
The government support provided at the beginning of the pandemic was meant to be temporary, but companies are still suffering.
A "Store Closing" sign on a Pier 1 in Chicago.
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Stop talking and face the corner: the new rules of elevators during COVID-19

Jun 19, 2020
Elevators have always been awkward. Now they're a social distancing nightmare.
People stand in designated areas of an elevator to ensure social distancing, but there's only so much distancing one can do in such a confined space.
Juni Kriswanto/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Wild 100s Smoke DZA, Pete Rock
Never Catch Me Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar
Glass Shamir
Shells Teebs
Water Me Down Vagabon

The team

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