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When mental health services, and people in need, fail to connect
Jun 29, 2021

When mental health services, and people in need, fail to connect

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Also, a "beer game" helps us talk about supply chains, we explain the consumer confidence index and dive into the art of car haggling.

Segments From this episode

As demand for mental health care spikes, parity with physical care remains elusive

Jun 29, 2021
The law requires insurance “parity” for mental and physical care, but it’s often harder to find a therapist than a physician.
Finding a professional to provide psychological care can be more difficult than accessing other health services.
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What the “beer game” can teach about supply chain challenges

Jun 29, 2021
From semiconductors to chicken wings, global supply chains are experiencing whiplash. A Harvard professor explains how to avoid that.
Kegs stacked outside distribution for a brewery in Reydon, England. A supply chain management exercise known as the “beer game” can help illustrate the forces creating shortages across the economy.
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Bonuses may be key to enticing people back to the workforce

Jun 29, 2021
At least 10 states have started offering return-to-work bonuses, as have many employers, as workers look for incentives.
A man fills out an application for a hospitality job during a Zislis Group job fair in Torrance, California, on June 23. Employers at the job fair offered hiring incentives, including a $500 signing bonus.
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What exactly is the Consumer Confidence Index? Why does it matter?

Jun 29, 2021
Consumer confidence is about intentions and expectations, helping us predict the future.
The Consumer Confidence Index helps provide a picture of how people feel about the economy.
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Don't want to pay sticker price for a new car? Good luck with that.

Jun 29, 2021
Low auto inventories are giving car dealers a lot more leverage.
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Music from the episode

Pink Skirt Emma Donovan, The Putbacks
Nightlite Bonobo, Bajka
Mystik Tash Sultana
The Bargain Store Dolly Parton
Whip It DEVO
Preservation Wu-Tang Clan, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock

The team

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