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#988: The Economics Of Hospital Beds

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Bellevue, the oldest public hospital in the nation, has seen everything and survived everything. But even they might not have enough beds. Here's why. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#987: The Race To Make Ventilators

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Ventilators are the supply and demand problem of the COVID pandemic. We go inside the scramble to build more, fast. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#986: America Unemployed

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A record number of Americans filed for unemployment this week. The system isn't designed for this. What's next? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#985: Where Do We Get $2,000,000,000,000?

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The COVID-19 rescue bill is the largest ever. Where will that money come from? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#984: Food And Farmworkers

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To find out what's happening with our food, we talk to an economist, a farmer, and, of course, farmworkers. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#983: You Asked About The Virus Economy

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Some answers: The deal with toilet paper; stock market circuit breakers; coronabucks; corporate paper & how to help. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#981: How To Test A Country

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Making a test for a pandemic — which rules should you keep, and which to bend? | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#982: How To Save The Economy Now

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Neel Kashkari is the President of the Minneapolis Fed. And he's run a bailout of an economy already. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#980: The Fed Fights The Virus

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The central bank is trying to prevent a health crisis from becoming a financial crisis. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#979: Medicine For The Economy

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COVID-19 is hammering our economy. We ask three super smart economists what we should do about it. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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#978: Coronavirus, Oil, and Kansas

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Oil prices are way down. We follow the story from an outbreak in China, to a meeting in Vienna, to a small-time oilman in Kansas. | Subscribe to our weekly newsletter here.

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