You survived the rate cut! Here’s what comes next.
Jul 31, 2019

You survived the rate cut! Here’s what comes next.

Plus: We get a former Fed economist to answer your questions, and we dig into what “Medicare for All” really means.

Segments From this episode

Behind the scenes at the Fed

Kai Ryssdal spoke with a former Fed governor about what it's like to be in the room when the FOMC makes a major decision.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., in 2008.
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The first rate cut in over 10 years: what a difference a decade makes

Jul 31, 2019
A global economic meltdown caused the last rate cuts. Today, the economy is far from that point.
Newspapers at a newsstand on Sept. 16, 2008, in New York City, at the height of the Great Recession.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Why U.S. interest rates won’t go negative ... yet

Jul 31, 2019
The Federal Reserve just announced it’s cutting interest rates. But in many parts of the world, interest rates are in negative territory. Given the right circumstances, U.S. rates could go negative, too.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Foot Locker's plan to avoid the fate of American malls

Jul 31, 2019
It involves "sneaker heads," venture capital and a lot of online sales.
A pair of Nike Huarache sneakers.
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Music from the episode

Drifting Maverick Sabre
Black Sands Bonobo
Sun Dress Freddie Joachim
Suga Suga Baby Bash, Frankie J
Right Words Wrong Time Carly Rae Jepsen
Diving Woman Japanese Breakfast
North Star Future Islands

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II

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