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Where did hazard pay go?

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Supermarket workers hold signs demanding the restoration of hazard pay.

Working on site during the pandemic is still hazardous, but many who do that receive no hazard pay from their employers. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

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Segments From this episode

Inflation hits gasoline, lumber and meat

by Mitchell Hartman Feb 19, 2021
There isn't a lot of inflation in the U.S. economy overall, but some commodities are spiking higher as the economy recovers.
COVID-19

Some local governments have started mandating hazard pay

by Kristin Schwab Feb 19, 2021
But almost a year into the pandemic, most front-line workers are going without it.
COVID-19

There are fewer visas, but Chinese students still want a U.S. education

by Jennifer Pak Feb 19, 2021
Chinese students spend years mapping out the path to U.S. colleges. The pandemic has disrupted all of that.

Biden walks a trans-Atlantic tightrope, balancing domestic, foreign concerns

by Kimberly Adams Feb 19, 2021
The president wants to reengage with the world, but it won't be able to immediately reverse Trump administration policies.
COVID-19

For many scientists, the pandemic changed research

by Erika Beras Feb 19, 2021
While those researching COVID-19 remained hard at work, others left their labs behind or improvised new methods.

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Same Old Lie Jim James
Sun Dress Freddie Joachim
Brea Oddisee
I'd Rather Be with You Bootsy Collins
Preservation Wu-Tang Clan, Del The Funky Homosapien, Aesop Rock

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