Looking At Decades Of Declining Work Conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder In Comic Form, US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump’s Tax Returns

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Workers on an assembly line in Whitewater
In this 2012 file photo, Suzie Warner works on an assembly line at Generac Power Systems, Inc., one of the largest makers of residential generators in the country, in Whitewater, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation released a report yesterday detailing how the pandemic has affected the economy, businesses and workers. Nam Y. Huh/ AP Photo

A reporter walks us through some of the history of American worker suppression, and how current conditions are being highlighted and exacerbated during the pandemic. And we talk with a cartoonist about how he brought his mental health disorder to the pages of a comic book. And we talk to a reporter about the Supreme Court’s ruling Thursday regarding President Trump’s tax returns.

Featured in this Show

  • The Pandemic Is Bringing Our Workforce Shortfalls To The Forefront

    Prior to the 70s, U.S. workers’ productivity increased at about the same rate as their median pay, but since then, productivity has climbed while benefits and pay have lagged behind. We talk to a reporter who credits a long-term shift in the balance of power between workers and employers, something that has made it harder for employees to advocate for their own safety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Living With OCD And Drawing About It

    A New Yorker cartoonist shares about his life experience with Obsessive compulsive disorder through drawings.

  • US Supreme Court Rules On President Trump's Tax Returns

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Manhattan prosecutor will be able to subpoena President Donald Trump’s tax returns in a 7-2 decision. However, in a second case about the president’s tax document, the court shielded the documents. We’ll learn more about what these decisions could mean for the president moving forward.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Josh Eidelson Guest
  • Jason Adam Katzenstein Guest
  • David Fahrenthold Guest

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