Jul 28, 2020

What’s holding up more coronavirus relief?

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Plus: America's new multigenerational homes, what comes after “Our Black Year" and the behavioral economics of wearing a mask.

Segments From this episode

The pros and cons of extending additional unemployment benefits

Jul 28, 2020
Money in jobless people's pockets can stimulate the economy, but longer unemployment payments could slow a recovery, experts say.
Baristas prepare drinks at a coffee shop in North Carolina. Some say high unemployment benefits are discouraging employees from returning to work during the pandemic.
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GOP relief bill would shield companies from COVID-19-related lawsuits

Jul 28, 2020
The Republican bill includes some exceptions, like firms that act with gross negligence.
A hostess provides hand sanitizer to customers at a Miami restaurant in early July.
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USDA pandemic food box program extended

Jul 28, 2020
The USDA program is designed to help people facing food insecurity.
Volunteers in Virginia organize food distribution to families in need.
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No mask? Behavioral scientists on how we make pandemic decisions.

Jul 28, 2020
Public health professionals have been advocating for masks for months, yet pockets of stiff resistance remain.
People wearing face masks stroll in Charleston, South Carolina. Decision-making can be influenced by the decisions of people you identify with.
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Shifting the Black hair care industry back into Black hands

Jul 28, 2020
Maggie Anderson has dedicated herself to Black economic empowerment by buying from Black-owned businesses. But it isn't easy.
Maggie Anderson
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Oprah Magazine the latest women's title to put regular print edition to bed

Jul 28, 2020
The glossies have been struggling as fashion, culture and readers change.
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Millions of Americans face stigma of moving back in with their parents

Jul 28, 2020
As the economy struggles, the meaning of "growing up" seems to be shifting. But the trend of adults living with parents started before the pandemic.
As people are stuck in tiny apartments in locked-down cities, Mom and Dad's suburban house seems like a good option.
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Music from the episode

Sweat Moss Of Aura
Brokenfolks Georgia Anne Muldrow
Wait for Me Swim Mountain

The team

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