Economic Recovery Under President Biden, Remembering Hank Aaron, Surge In Home Rentals

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A shopper wears a face mask as she walks into a department store
A shopper wears a face mask as she walks into a Lord & Taylor department store in Northbrook, Ill., Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has not been good for Lord & Taylor as it announced its bankruptcy and is going out of business. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

President Joe Biden’s made big promises about fighting the pandemic and reviving the American economy. We talk with a professor of public administration about how exactly he plans to do that. Then we remember the life of baseball legend Hank Aaron, who died today at age 86, and briefly played minor league baseball in Eau Claire. And a financial reporter tells us more about the current market for renting property.

Featured in this Show

  • Inside President Biden's Economic Recovery Plan

    President Joe Biden’s first major legislative effort is a massive economic recovery and coronavirus relief package. We take a deeper look at what’s in the proposal, and talk about it in the context of new federal jobless numbers.

  • Baseball Legend Hank Aaron: Dead At 86

    Hank Aaron has died at age 86. Before Aaron became one of the all-time greatest players in baseball history, he played on a minor-league team called the Eau Claire Bears. Our guest celebrates the remarkable life of Hank Aaron and shares the little-known history of his time in Eau Claire.

  • Rental Housing Market On The Rise

    The coronavirus pandemic has increased demand for homes in suburban areas. With housing prices rising faster than wages, many are renting. We learn more about the rental housing market from a reporter for The Wall Street Journal who says the demand for rental houses existed before the pandemic.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Katherine Willoughby Guest
  • Jerry Poling Guest
  • Ryan Dezember Guest

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