What’s driving meat prices up?
Feb 10, 2022

What’s driving meat prices up?

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Plus: The holdover law from the 1970s stopping universal access to fentanyl tests and a $5 billion plan to get electric vehicles road trip-ready.

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Cars and gasoline are more expensive than they were a year ago. So is car insurance.

Feb 10, 2022
Some premiums are up by more than 10%. Everything car-related is getting more expensive, one analyst says.
Owning a car is becoming even pricier, with insurance premiums increasing in price from 5% to 15% in some instances.
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Tyson Foods recorded double-digit increases in profits and sales last quarter. Aren't meatpackers feeling inflation, too?
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New federal funds for EV charging headed for interstate highways

Feb 10, 2022
For EVs to catch on, they need to be able to handle the good ol' American road trip.
The Biden administration is funding the installation of more electric vehicle charging stations, which may ease many drivers' range anxiety.
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In addressing the housing shortage, we might need to rethink the way housing policy works

Feb 10, 2022
A new book by Jenny Schuetz, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, sheds light on possible solutions.
"The market wants very much to build more homes in high-demand locations, but we have a whole set of policies that make it virtually impossible to add housing," said Jenny Schuetz at the Brookings Institution.
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Could making fentanyl test strips more available curb opioid overdoses?

Feb 10, 2022
Some health officials and researchers say the tests could save lives. But many state drug paraphernalia laws make them illegal.
Packages of fentanyl test strips and instructions for their use. Some experts and officials say they can save lives, but they are outlawed in many states.
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Role reversal at home has allowed her photo studio to grow during the pandemic

Feb 10, 2022
When her husband started working from home, Liz Hansen was able to spend more time at her boudoir-style photography business.
A Paycheck Protection Program loan helped Liz Hansen keep her Chicago Boudoir Photography studio afloat during the early pandemic shutdown.
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Music from the episode

Lush Four Tet
Cómo Me Quieres Khruangbin
4/17/1975 Rob Viktum
TV Queen Wild Nothing

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer