Jun 12, 2020

Why diversity and inclusion programs often fall short

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Plus: Some people are getting lax on masks even as COVID-19 cases rise, and we're short on contact tracers.

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Why diversity and inclusion programs often fall short

Jun 12, 2020
They often lack resources and can even cause a backlash that makes things worse.
Sephora closed its stores in 2019 to hold diversity and inclusion training for its employees. Following weeks of protests against police brutality, companies have made a renewed commitment to tackling systemic racism.
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The search for contact tracers

Jun 12, 2020
Despite high unemployment, governments are having trouble finding enough people to track and reduce COVID-19 transmission. Requirements vary from state to state.
Contact tracers at work in Belgium. The U.S. is struggling to hire enough of them to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.
Laurie Dieffembacq/Belga/AFP via Getty Images

As states lift restrictions, are people going back to stores and restaurants?

Jun 12, 2020
We check in with some folks we talked to a month ago.
People dine on a restaurant patio in Connecticut in late May. Some people feel more comfortable dining outside at a restaurant but aren't ready to sit in a dining room yet.
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Banks are getting a boost from PPP loans

Jun 12, 2020
The program's helping them attract new customers and bring in revenue during the downturn.
A bank branch in Los Angeles. Banks processing PPP loans are seeing new business from those customers and generating fees from the government.
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Music from the episode

Can You Get to That Funkadelic
Snowchild The Weeknd
All That I Can Do Tish Hyman
Risin' to the Top Keni Burke

The team

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