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From the BBC World Service: Markets are recovering even though data shows no signs of COVID-19 slowing in the U.S. A billion dollar lawsuit over a dam collapse in Brazil is being lodged in the U.K. Book publishing faces pandemic and diversity challenges.
Political strategists and organizers are trying to find new ways to reach voters and potential voters while social distancing. Which is tough because research shows that in-person interactions are usually the most effective technique. Now, organizers are turning to the old idea of a turnout captain — a local volunteer who whips up voting interest — combined with targeted data and, sometimes, apps. And they’re finding that combination can really work. Molly speaks with Marketplace’s Kimberly Adams, who covers money and politics.
As China returns to some sense of normalcy after the worst of the pandemic — and as the U.S. tries to slow down a new surge in coronavirus cases — relations between the two countries have reached a low point. On today’s show, Marketplace’s China correspondent, Jennifer Pak, tells us about the view from Shanghai, what state media are saying and what’s going on with a potential ban on the mega-popular app TikTok. Later, we’ll hear from a listener who’s wrestling with the child care crisis here at home and another who’s using lockdown to pick up (and stick with!) a new hobby. As always, you can find links to everything we talked about today on our episode page at MakeMeSmart.org. And don’t forget to check out Marketplace’s brand-new kids’ podcast, “Million Bazillion,” on your favorite podcast app.
With many school districts going to online learning this fall, some parents are teaming up to hire private educators to tutor their “pod.” Today, we’ll look at how the system could work — and who it could leave behind. Plus: What you need to know about the government’s new COVID-19 tracking site and the coronavirus relief bill’s potential payroll tax cuts. Later, we’ll introduce you to Marketplace’s brand-new podcast, “Million Bazillion”! By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
Judy Shelton and Christopher Waller are nominees for the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors. Shelton, however, has been in the past a proponent of the gold standard and favors reducing the Fed’s powers. Plus, European leaders reach a deal on an economic rescue package. And, a surge in French home sales as Parisians make their countryside moves permanent.
For our very first episode, we’re traveling back thousands of years to learn about all the ways people got what they needed from each other before money was invented: bartering with whatever they had, making pacts with close friends and eventually inventing coins and other forms of money! Plus we’ll ask some random kids not-so-random questions, and Kristen Bell designs her own money. By the way, we want to keep answering your questions about money! Send your questions and your money designs to Marketplace.org/million.
What should the next round of COVID-19 aid from the federal government look like? New signs of fissures between lawmakers and the Trump administration. Plus, how are housing vacancies changing the rental markets in U.S. cities? And, a plan to distribute coronavirus vaccines more equally among countries.
From the BBC World Service: The European Union’s recovery fund will have more than $850 billion, the majority in grants, with some loans. Are Uber drivers self-employed or not? Contact tracers in South Africa are on the front line against COVID-19.
Talking about how much you’re paid can make for an awkward conversation, but Adesuwa Ajayi is asking just that of social media influencers. Ajayi started the Influencer Pay Gap Instagram account to highlight the fact that Black influencers are routinely paid less than white influencers, even when they have similar numbers of followers or the same reach. Jack Stewart spoke with Ajayi, whose day job is managing influencers at the talent agency AGM.
The vast majority of Americans support the United States Postal Service, but the president is not a fan, and apparently neither is the Trump-donor-turned-postmaster-general-appointee Louis DeJoy. Today, we’ll look at what a new postmaster general could mean for the institution, and the stakes as millions of people vote by mail this fall. Plus: The federal agents we talked about last week are planning to expand to Chicago. Happy Monday. As always, you can find links to everything we talked about today on our episode page at MakeMeSmart.org. And don’t forget to check out our brand-new kids’ podcast, “Million Bazillion,” on your favorite podcast app.
More than 25 million Americans stand to lose $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits at the end of July if Congress and the White House can’t agree to extend them. Today, we talk with some people for whom that extra money has been a lifeline. Plus: The decline of Black-owned insurance companies, how the pandemic is affecting the auto industry and why this crisis could be the end of tipping. By the way, please help us improve this podcast by taking a quick anonymous survey at americanpublicmedia.org/survey.
Congress begins to hammer out the next round of COVID-19 aid, including the fate of extended unemployment insurance. Meanwhile, some people still have not gotten their first COVID-19 relief checks. Thousands of essential workers are expected to walk off the job today in a “Strike for Black Lives.” And, what will we see in airlines’ second-quarter results this week?
The fight on Capitol Hill continues over how to support the U.S. economy as the pandemic rages on. Tesla’s upcoming earnings report could make it eligible to join the S&P 500. And, emergency help for farmers during COVID-19.
From the BBC World Service: The United Arab Emirates has launched its first Mars mission. Can Europe’s leaders reach a compromise on the balance of loans versus grants in their COVID-19 recovery fund? What worries of a second coronavirus wave could mean for European airlines.
As the coronavirus swept around the world, work and education moved to the cloud, with video meetings and online document sharing. Our leisure time relied on cloud servers to stream TV shows and movies. There are a few big companies that stand to benefit. Amazon, Microsoft and Alibaba are the big cloud providers. Google is a relative upstart, but it’s now rolling out new services for businesses as fast as it can. Jack Stewart speaks with Owen Rogers, a research director with S&P Global Market Intelligence.