Sep 21, 2020

What we know (and what we don’t) about the TikTok deal

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What Oracle and Walmart (?) gets out of the deal. Plus: wildfires, meat prices and COVID-19's impacts along racial lines in Chicago.

Segments From this episode

A TikTok office in Culver City, California. Both Oracle and Walmart are interested in data.
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California's unemployment system has serious issues. It's not alone.

Sep 21, 2020
Antiquated software and a glitchy ID-verification system are among the issues that prompted the state to stop accepting new applications for two weeks.
A woman enters the Employment Development Department building in Los Angeles. The state is putting a pause on processing new unemployment applications for two weeks.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

In California, big business is preventing "good fire"

Sep 21, 2020
With the largest wildfires in history ablaze, advocates say its time to fight fire with fire.
A firefighter walks over burning embers from the Bobcat Fire in Southern California.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Meat prices are down, with surpluses lingering

Sep 21, 2020
Production levels are back to normal, but there's more meat than the industry can push through the supply chain.
A man shops in the meat section of a Washington, D.C., grocery store in April. Meat supply and demand has been up and down during the pandemic.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In Chicago, COVID-19 takes a toll in Black and Latinx neighborhoods

Sep 21, 2020
Family members of one Black 32-year-old woman who died say they are concerned about the lack of communication from the hospital before her death.
Health care workers transfer a patient to a different unit at a hospital. The pandemic is disproportionately affecting Black and Latinx patients.
Mark Felix/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Waves Pablo Allah
Power - Instrumental Nicholas Britell
Mad (feat. Lil Wayne) Solange, Lil Wayne
Sleep The Dandy Warhols
Smoke & Mirrors TOKiMONSTA
Som transparents El Petit De Cal Eril
Notion Tash Sultana

The team

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