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The federal moratorium on evictions expires today. As you may have heard, the federal government’s unemployment benefits expire at the end of this month, too. Today, we’ll look at what it means to have an eviction on your record, and how long those effects last. Plus, we’ve got three stories on state and local politics, playing out in grocery stores without hazard pay, city-run cooling centers and on the streets in places without stay-at-home orders. By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
There’s a lot of disagreement within the Republican Party about what a COVID-19 relief bill should look like. Plus, the wait for many movie theater reopenings — and new Hollywood releases — continues. And, yes, it appears the U.S. is in a tech cold war with China.
The law, which gives Beijing tighter control of Hong Kong, appears to be affecting financial companies, who are self-censoring. Plus, a bid from Airbus to settle to a 16-year dispute between the U.S. and EU over aircraft manufacturing. And, the financial blow to the education industry will be especially hard on HBCUs.
From the BBC World Service: An escalation in tensions between the U.S. and China adds to gloom in global financial markets. Has Airbus done enough to end a subsidies dispute between Europe and the U.S.? The price of postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Online hate speech has gone way up since the police killing of George Floyd in May. Hate speech in the form of inflammatory posts has increased by nearly 40% around the country. And while Facebook continues to advocate a relatively hands-off approach to speech, Twitter this week took down thousands of accounts related to the conspiracy group QAnon, saying it will take action on accounts that could “lead to offline harm.” Molly Wood speaks with Dipayan Ghosh, co-director of the Digital Platforms & Democracy Project at Harvard. He says this is all still moving way too slowly.
That’s the pitch Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gave CNBC today when outlining the Republican plan for coronavirus relief after the extra weekly $600 in unemployment benefits runs out at the end of the month. On today’s show, we’ll try to figure out why Congress left this to the last minute and whether the legislators’ latest proposal will work for the 34 million Americans now jobless. Plus: Kai gets hacked (maybe). As always, you can find a list of everything we talked about on our episode page at makemesmart.org. Finally, join us for our live happy hour episode Friday at 6:30 p.m. EDT, 3:30 p.m. PDT. Subscribe to our YouTube channel so you don’t miss it.
Well… you know the rest. Today we’ll talk about how America’s struggle to slow down COVID-19, and the resulting recession, could ripple through the global economy. Plus, we’ll tell you about the merger between two clickbait companies and the specific struggles facing minority-owned businesses and gig workers seeking coronavirus relief. By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick, anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
The resurgence in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has sent the number of unemployment claims back up. It’s the first time the tally has risen since March. Plus, we have more information today on the Senate Republicans’ COVID-19 relief bill, including what might happen to extended unemployment benefits. And, an old oil tanker in Yemen could make the humanitarian crisis there worse.
The extra $600 a week for unemployment benefits is set to disappear July 31. And those payments have boosted the economy, research shows. Plus, President Trump denies reports that he tried to steer a big golf tournament to one of his resorts. And, Mattel earnings out today will give us a sense of how toy sales are doing.
From the BBC World Service: Activists and campaign groups allege companies including Apple and Nike are benefiting from labor abuses in Xinjiang. Could China’s tech-heavy STAR Market rival the Nasdaq? Toymakers cash in on lockdown demand for board games.
Even in the context of all the things that are happening in the country right now, Monday is going to be a pretty big day. The CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify before the House Judiciary Committee as part of Congress’ antitrust investigation. It’s the first time all four have appeared together and the first time Jeff Bezos has shown up. But like congressional hearings that have come before, it’s probably going to be a mess. Molly Wood speaks with Cecilia Kang, who covers tech policy for the New York Times.
Congress is about to blow through its deadline to extend extra unemployment benefits for the tens of millions of Americans out of work due to the coronavirus. What gives? Great question. For Whadda Ya Wanna Know Wednesday, we’ll attempt to answer. Plus, your questions about CEO pay caps, Mexican Coke and more. As always, you’ll find links to everything we talked about on makemesmart.org. By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick, anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
We’re about to find out. Unless Congress has a new plan in place by next week, tens of millions of people are going to lose an extra $600 a week in unemployment benefits — around a 60% cut for most. A few days later, rent is due. Today, we’ll continue our look at the impact that loss will have on American households. Also set to change: requirements in many places for getting benefits at all. Plus: the coin shortage and what it takes for a company like Apple to become carbon neutral. By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick, anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
Investors are primarily focused on earnings reports and vaccine prospects right now, but U.S.-China tensions loom in the background. Twitter removes conspiracy theory accounts, while Facebook takes action to address the social media platform’s racial biases. And, how oil-rich countries are faring during the pandemic.
The U.S. closes a Chinese consulate and accuses Chinese hackers of trying to steal coronavirus research. How child-care costs are shaping up to be a 2020 campaign issue. And, San Diego’s Comic-Con goes virtual.