Pandemic loans, Unstable housing

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A now hiring sign is displayed at a CD One Price Cleaners
In this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021 photo, a now hiring sign is displayed at a CD One Price Cleaners in Schaumburg, Ill. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photos

We learn more about the struggles businesses have paying back pandemic loans and what resources are available to help. Then, a pair of experts join us to discuss the politics of the Marvel comic book and cinematic universe.

Featured in this Show

  • Checking in on the small business recovery in Wisconsin

    Loan payments on federal pandemic disaster loans are coming due, but a recent report found some small businesses are struggling to make their payments. We talk to the Wall Street Journal reporter behind the story, and talk to the head of UW-Eau Claire’s Small Business Development Center to check in on how small businesses are recovering from the pandemic.

  • Examining the politics of the Marvel cinematic universe

    Marvel superhero movies have made billions of dollars, and they’re also filled with themes of social responsibility, public policy, and justice. We talk with a Wisconsin professor and her colleague about the politics of the Marvel universe.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Ruth Simon Guest
  • Luke Kempen Guest
  • Lilly Goren Guest
  • Nicholas Carnes Guest

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