Why women have been left behind in the job recovery
Oct 6, 2022

Why women have been left behind in the job recovery

A major obstacle women face in trying to rejoin the workforce is reliable, affordable child care. Plus, disaster SNAP, a water conservation deal and the lurker economy.

Segments From this episode

The cost of economic lurking

Oct 6, 2022
As we wait for a recession to happen or inflation to come down, we're postponing big decisions. The economy feels it.
As prices fluctuate, it can be agonizing to wait and see what the economy will do next. The waiting can affect spending.
Apu Gomez/AFP via Getty Images

Women's return to work a stop-and-start struggle

Oct 6, 2022
The availability of affordable child care is limiting mothers' options for returning to full-time work after the pandemic.
Stable, affordable child care remains a persistent barrier to women reentering the workforce.
Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

How SNAP expands to help after a natural disaster

The Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, helps people access food aid or replace groceries damaged by disasters like Hurricane Ian.

Why is it so hard to negotiate a Colorado River conservation deal?

Oct 6, 2022
It's been almost two months since the basin states blew past a federal deadline to negotiate major water conservation.
Without significant conservation, the seven basin states that depend on the Colorado River for water and hydroelectric power risk shortages.
Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images

For a rural hospital trying to reopen, hiring is a challenge

Oct 6, 2022
Many rural hospitals have closed during the pandemic, and their staffers found other work far away.
The Haywood County Community Hospital reopened in August after more than a year of renovations. The hospital closed in 2014.
Blake Farmer/WPLN News

Iran's internet crackdown prompts frustration — and workarounds

Oct 6, 2022
After the death of Mahsa Amini, Iran's government and citizens use increasingly sophisticated tools in their struggle over information.
Iranian demonstrators in the streets of Tehran after the death of Mahsa Amini. The government has a history of blocking digital access when protests break out.
-/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

chillin' again [bds.u]
No Room Madison McFerrin
Flutter Mocky
Real and the Ideal Shoji Meguro, Atlas V2
Back To You Selena Gomez

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer I
Dylan Miettinen Associate Digital Producer