May 28, 2020

Why so many women are losing their jobs

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Today, we'll look at the dynamics playing out now and why benefits have been historically hard for people to get. Plus: life on the farm and on the reservation. 

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Job losses indicate we are in a "she-cession"

May 28, 2020
Women are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus pandemic when it comes to jobs.
Two servers at a reopened restaurant in Las Vegas. The jobs that have been lost recently,  like servers and retail clerks, are mostly done by women.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Unemployment on the Blackfeet Reservation was high before the pandemic, and it's only risen

May 28, 2020
"I'd say that unemployment stands at over 60%, and that was before the virus," said Craig Falcon.
Buffalo in Glacier National Park, located right near the Blackfeet Reservation.
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Distressed retailers play "hot potato" with landlords and suppliers

May 28, 2020
Everyone is trying to pass the economic pan to someone else.
A "closed" sign on the Victoria's Secret shop in Herald Square.
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images

Times may be tough for Iowa farmers, but planting was "gorgeous"

May 28, 2020
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal checked in with Iowa corn and soybean farmer April Hemmes.
April Hemmes on her farm in 2019.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

Companies are borrowing like crazy, even though their incomes are down

May 28, 2020
For some, borrowing's a lifeline. For others, it's a bargain.
A Hertz car-rental office in New York. The company filed for bankruptcy after amassing $19 billion in debt.
Cindy Ord/Getty Images

The influencer model has taken a hit during COVID-19. Can Instagram help?

May 28, 2020
Instagram is introducing new features, like ads on its IGTV, so influencers can keep making money.
Can the social media app keep its influencers in the face of competition from TikTok?
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Music from the episode

Philodendron Fields Monster Rally
Buried In Detroit - Lucas Löwe Remix Mike Posner, Big Sean, Lucas Lowe
Magic Spell This Is The Kit
When I Look Back Lev Snowe
Bustling Freddie Joachim
1 Thing Amerie

The team

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