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When it comes to inflation, it’s the thought that counts
Feb 14, 2022

When it comes to inflation, it’s the thought that counts

Also on today's episode: the deepening housing affordability crisis in Reno, Nevada, and a Baltimore business owner on weathering both inflation and omicron.

Segments From this episode

Consumers are on an inflation expectations roller coaster

Feb 14, 2022
Even though sentiment has tanked, a New York Fed survey finds that consumers expect inflation to ease in the future.
Consumers are feeling the pinch of inflation pretty much any time they open their pocketbooks — but they're optimistic that price gains will ease in the coming years.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Russia-Ukraine tensions are pushing up oil prices

Feb 14, 2022
U.S. warns Russia, a major oil producer, of "severe costs" if it invades. The conflict raises the risk of a supply interruption.
The cost of oil is nearing $100 a barrel, spurred in part by fear of a supply interruption. Above, a Marathon Petroleum refinery in Texas.
Patrick T. Fallon/ Getty Images

Traffic is flowing again on the Ambassador Bridge — but it's still vulnerable

Feb 14, 2022
The century-old bridge carries about one-quarter of all goods traded between the U.S. and Canada. It can back up in bad weather.
The Ambassador Bridge is once again up and running, but now there are questions about how to make the bridge less vulnerable to shutdowns.
Geoff Robins/Getty Images

The NFL's hiring practices are biased against Black coaches, a former coach's lawsuit alleges

Feb 14, 2022
The vast majority of the league's head coaches don't look like the vast majority of its players.
Former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores claims in a lawsuit against the NFL that the Rooney Rule — which requires that one nonwhite candidate be interviewed for head coach positions — is all show.
Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

"We've taken the licks, and we've gotten back up," Baltimore cafe owner says

Feb 14, 2022
Terence Dickson says his Terra Cafe stands for "Black awesome." After 12 years in business and many scars, "we're gonna keep it going."
Terence Dickson, owner of Terra Cafe in Baltimore, says he's been dealing with higher food costs, labor costs and supply shortages.
Courtesy Terra Cafe

New Reno development highlights the city's affordable housing shortage

Feb 14, 2022
The high-end project is clearing motels that provide an informal safety net for low-income renters. Officials say the motels are rife with code violations.
Roxanne DeCarlo, executive director for The Empowerment Center, visits the site of a 42-unit apartment complex for low-income renters the center is building in November.
Bert Johnson/Mountain West News Bureau

Music from the episode

The World Ender Lord Huron
Call The Foreign Exchange
What's The Difference Dr. Dre, Eminem, Xzibit
Glass Shamir
Colours - Remixed By Fred Falke Hot Chip, Fred Falke
Chartreuse Capital Cities

The team

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