Episode from the podcastSkimm This

Whoa, We’re Halfway … Where?

Released Friday, 9th October 2020
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It’s been a week since President Trump announced he’d tested positive for COVID-19. We’ll give you an update on his condition and how this health scare has increased interest in the role of Vice President, including at Wednesday’s VP debate.

And speaking of the election, over four million Americans have already cast their ballots. But it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. We’ll break down the challenges some voters are encountering and walk you through how to make sure your ballot gets counted. 

Then, it’s time for a labor market update. Half of the jobs lost at the start of the pandemic have been brought back, but the road ahead is gonna be a long one. We’ll look at which jobs have come back, which haven’t, and what to watch for as the economic recovery continues.

Finally, we’ll get to the fly that launched a thousand memes. You know the one we’re talkin’ about. 

On this episode, you’ll hear from: 
  • Seritta Norige, former Disney World employee
  • Valerie Wilson, director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy, Economic Policy Institute
  • Julie Schecter, Skimm’r
  • Tappan Vickery, director of voter engagement, Headcount
  • Salvatore Attardo, professor of linguistics, Texas A&M University

Let us know what questions you have about what’s going on in the news right now. Email us at audio@theskimm.com or call and leave us a voicemail at: 646-461-6370. You might hear your message on the show. 

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Skimm'd by Alex Carr, Justine Davie, and Luke Vargas. With additional support from Peter Bonaventure and Ciara Long. 

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