Apr 27, 2021

Why a Baltimore church is pledging half a million dollars in reparations

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Also on today's show: Shipping containers are increasingly getting lost at sea, and what slowing population growth means for the economy.

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Slow U.S. population growth stiffens economic headwinds

Apr 27, 2021
Retirees are living longer, the working-age population is shrinking and birthrates are down in the U.S.
New census data suggests a looming labor shortage. Companies may respond by employing older workers or substituting technology for people.
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More and more shipping containers are falling into the sea

Apr 27, 2021
Increased demand for imported goods — and more treacherous weather — are among the reasons.
A fully-loaded container ship sits anchored in the San Francisco Bay in March.
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For an Iowa farmer, corn and soybean prices are "double what we could sell months ago"

Apr 27, 2021
Farmer April Hemmes says exports are strong and a supply shortage is pushing up prices.
April Hemmes' commodities are fetching high prices, due in part to poor growing conditions in Brazil and strong demand from China.
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DoorDash offers lower-fee service to restaurants

Apr 27, 2021
The delivery app had been criticized for taking high commissions on orders during the pandemic.
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Music from the episode

Drifting Maverick Sabre
Gypsy Queen Gábor Szabó
First Choice Oddisee
The Journey Tom Misch
Superposition Young the Giant

The team

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