Used car prices, Small business recovery

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A long row of used Dodge models at a Dodge dealership
A long row of used Dodge models sits at a Dodge dealership Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Littleton, Colo. David Zalubowski/AP Photo

An automotive writer and editor helps us understand how to navigate the current high cost of used cars. Then, we check in on how small businesses are handling the fluctuations of the pandemic, with the help of a pair of journalists reporting on the issue.

Featured in this Show

  • What's up with the skyrocketing cost of used cars?

    According to, the average used vehicle in the United States costs nearly $30,000. In some cases, that’s more than new cars. We look at what’s driving up the prices, when they may come back down, and what potential buyers can do in the meantime.

  • How are small businesses doing at this stage of the pandemic?

    The new omicron variant has led to a spike in cases in Wisconsin and across the country, pushing many to stay home like they did earlier in the pandemic. We talk about how this new stage of the pandemic is affecting small businesses here in Wisconsin and nationwide.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Jamie Page Deaton Guest
  • Ruth Simon Guest
  • Christine Hatfield Guest

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