With other countries in recession, will the U.S. follow suit?
Jun 20, 2023

With other countries in recession, will the U.S. follow suit?

In a global economy, recessions abroad could spell trouble at home. Then, the climate crisis threatens towns along the Mississippi River.

Segments From this episode

New house construction is booming. Here's why most of it isn't affordable.

Jun 20, 2023
There may be more supply, but it tends to cater to demand at the higher end of the income spectrum.
Over the past decade or so, new home construction slowed and still hasn’t caught up with demand.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Why China dominates the world's EV supply chain

Jun 20, 2023
China’s investment in lithium refining and other aspects of EV battery production is years ahead of the rest of the world.
STR/AFP via Getty Images

How workwear went from functional to fashionable

Jun 20, 2023
From Carhartt to Timberland and Dickies, it seems like everyone is sporting workwear, including Rihanna and Barack Obama.
From Timberland boots to Carhartt beanies, workwear seems to be having a moment. It's popular even with people who don't operate heavy machinery.
Matthew Eisman/Getty Images for Pandora Media

As Mississippi Riverfront development booms, wetlands become crucial to stave off flooding

Jun 20, 2023
Many cities along the Mississippi are redeveloping their riverfronts. But these projects are often threatened by flooding.
Mike Sertle, who manages wetlands restoration projects on the Mississippi River for Ducks Unlimited, motions how high the water can get in a roughly 250-acre restored wetland behind him in Southern Illinois on May 24.
Eric Schmid/St. Louis Public Radio

Music from the episode

Glimmer Tame Impala
Circles Post Malone
93 'Til Infinity Souls of Mischief
Summer Madness Khruangbin
Up Cardi B

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