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The Indicator from Planet Money

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A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

Location:

United States

Networks:

NPR

Description:

A little show about big ideas. From the people who make Planet Money, The Indicator helps you make sense of what's happening today. It's a quick hit of insight into work, business, the economy, and everything else. Listen weekday afternoons.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sharing The Vaccine

7/31/2020
The biggest, wealthiest nations in the world are in a race to produce a coronavirus vaccine. It's obviously in a country's interest to win that race and protect its citizens. It's also in its interest to share.

Duration:00:09:50

GDP -32.9%???!!!

7/30/2020
This quarter's Gross Domestic Product numbers could be the worst on record. But what do they mean, exactly?

Duration:00:08:04

The Coronavirus Housing Boom

7/29/2020
Most of the U.S. economy is in crisis: Unemployment and bankruptcies are skyrocketing, and millions aren't paying rent. But home sales are skyrocketing, too. In fact, they're rising at a record pace.

Duration:00:09:42

Work After COVID

7/28/2020
The use of technologies that help office workers do their work remotely could have unanticipated, long-lasting effects for low-skilled workers too.

Duration:00:08:50

The Extra $600

7/27/2020
Nearly one in five U.S. workers is on unemployment benefits. And most of them are about to see their checks cut in half, as Congress' expanded benefits expire this month.

Duration:00:09:06

The Power Of Workers

7/24/2020
The three main drivers behind the decline in worker power.

Duration:00:09:14

Can Restaurants Reopen?

7/23/2020
Restaurants are going out of business in droves. But some are battling hard to keep their doors open.

Duration:00:09:46

Question Time!

7/22/2020
What's the garbage situation? How can we invest in Black-owned businesses? And what's the state of the gig economy? Your questions, answered.

Duration:00:09:40

A Tale Of Two Camdens

7/21/2020
The city of Camden, New Jersey is cited as an example of how cities can change their approach to policing. But the story of Camden and its cops isn't a simple one.

Duration:00:09:26

This Weekend's (Fiscal) Cliffhanger

7/20/2020
Unless Congress acts, unemployment benefit enhancements will expire. And that could have big effects on the economy.

Duration:00:09:23

A Conversation With Gary Cohn

7/17/2020
Gary Cohn was President Trump's economic advisor, and a prime mover behind the $2 trillion tax cut of 2017. We talk to him about the state of the economy.

Duration:00:09:07

A Race Reckoning In Economics

7/16/2020
The economics profession has a serious inclusion problem, and that matters for how all of us understand the economy.

Duration:00:09:58

When SNAP Gets Squeezed

7/15/2020
One in five American households doesn't have enough food to eat. And the program that's supposed to help is about to shrink.

Duration:00:09:03

Oil Storage Wars

7/14/2020
Because of the global economic slowdown, there's a glut of oil on the market right now. And companies are coming up with creative ways to store it.

Duration:00:09:18

Leaving Prison In The COVID-19 Economy

7/13/2020
Reentering the world and the workforce after you've been in prison is hard enough at the best of times. The coronavirus pandemic has made it a whole lot harder.

Duration:00:09:38

The Small Business Roller Coaster

7/10/2020
Molly Moon's Homemade Ice Cream in Seattle has been on the same economic and political roller coaster ride many small businesses have. Now they're trying to open back up, survive and grow.

Duration:00:09:29

Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19

7/9/2020
Rural hospitals in Texas are scrambling for equipment and staff to combat the surge in coronavirus cases.

Duration:00:09:50

Why We Need Black-Owned Banks

7/8/2020
Black-owned financial institutions are a shrinking part of the U.S. financial system. We look at what that means for America's entrenched racial disparities.

Duration:00:09:53

Live Music Industry Blues

7/7/2020
Live music events are like micro-economies that support hundreds of small businesses. Coronavirus is hammering them.

Duration:00:09:52

Unintended Consequences, Hidden Deaths

7/6/2020
The way organizations and governments respond to disasters often have hidden consequences; sometimes those consequences can be fatal.

Duration:00:09:58