Nov 2, 2020

Why are so many people wary of contact tracing?

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Plus: how the pandemic is changing the restaurant industry and leaving essential workers stuck at sea, and why thousands of people are being told to pay back their unemployment benefits.

Segments From this episode

Drive-thrus are keeping the restaurant business rolling

Nov 2, 2020
In a pandemic, the less contact with customers the better, and the chains that can pull that off are doing all right.
Drive-thru restaurants are faring better than full-service eateries.
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Survey shows mixed feelings about contract tracing, quarantining

Nov 2, 2020
As cases surge in the U.S., experts are increasingly worried about cooperation with contract tracers.
A woman looks out from her front door while quarantining at  home this April in Long Island, New York.
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States are telling some people to pay back unemployment benefits

Oct 7, 2020
People around the country have received overpayment of benefits notices, and are facing the prospect of having to repay some or all of their unemployment benefits.
JJ Gouin via Getty Images

The Fed wants to lend money to more small businesses, but many aren't interested

Nov 2, 2020
The central bank dropped the minimum loan amount under its Main Street Lending Program to $100,000. But not many businesses feel confident taking out loans they'll have to repay in five years.
A bartender prepares to open his bar in Ocean City, Maryland, amid the pandemic, May 29, 2020.
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The pandemic has left the private bus sector in crisis

Nov 2, 2020
Could private buses disappear? For one Nashville company, the answer may be yes without congressional aid.
Motorcoach owners and drivers rendezvous near O'Hare Airport on May 11 in Rosemont, Illinois.
Scott Olson/Getty Images

Filipino ship worker heads home after 6-month crew-change delay

Nov 2, 2020
Engineer Raymond Seguin had been at sea more than 400 days when he was finally able to return home.
An estimated 400,000 ship workers are unable to return home due to COVID-19.
Burak Kara/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Tell Me Groove Theory
Chamakay Blood Orange
Cleva Erykah Badu, Roy Ayers
Glowing Light Richard Houghten
Kill The Lights (with Nile Rodgers) Alex Newell, DJ Cassidy, Vinyl on HBO, Nile Rodgers

The team

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