What’s good for the economy might not be good for job seekers
Jun 13, 2024

What’s good for the economy might not be good for job seekers

Plus: Cassette tapes are cool again and improved hurricane forecasting saves billions of dollars in damage.

Segments From this episode

Why is the Fed still so cautious about interest rates?

Jun 13, 2024
Despite the CPI coming in unexpectedly low, the Federal Reserve needs more convincing that inflation is really getting better.
"Consumers change their buying habits, they move from steak to chicken, from the upper shelf down to the lower shelf," said Dan North with Allianz Trade about inflation.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

With tech hiring sluggish, how can cities become tech hubs?

Jun 13, 2024
Cities like St. Louis are looking for ways to expand their tech workforces to take advantage of the industry's growth prospects.
Christian Johnson leads a discussion among entrepreneurs at the Founders Lounge in St. Louis. The weekly forum helps startup founders connect and share ideas.
Eric Schmid

Black workers are paying the price in the rush to mine cobalt

Jun 13, 2024
Black labor unions in the U.S. are building solidarity with exploited DRC miners, says reporter Adam Mahoney of Capital B.
Dela wa Monga, an artisanal miner, holds a cobalt stone at a mine in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of Congo in 2022.
Junior Kannah/AFP via Getty Images

Better hurricane forecasts are preventing damage and saving money, study says

Jun 13, 2024
Computing power is helping make sure there are fewer false alarms.
False alarms can lull people into a false sense of security, says Tatyana Deryugina, an environmental economist at the University of Illinois.
David McNew/Getty Images

Listen, vinyl may be big, but cassette tapes are back too

Jun 13, 2024
It’s not always practical for smaller bands to release their music on vinyl. So some are turning to another blast from the past — cassette tapes.
For small artists, producing a vinyl record can be costly, but cassette tapes are relatively cheap to buy and produce. Cassette buyers tend to spend more on music also.
Davis Barber

Music from the episode

Karma Taylor Swift
In Seoul Epik High
She Is Whimsical Arthur Benson

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer