What to do if you’re laid off, A possible new expanded child tax credit, Shakespeare in cinema

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We learn how people who’ve lost work can move through unemployment hurdles and get back on their feet. Then a sociologist focused on families and social policy helps us understand the stakes of a newly passed bill to expand the child tax credit. Then we take stock of Shakespeare’s influence on movies.

Featured in this Episode

  • What to do if you're laid off

    The month of January saw a surge in layoff announcements across a variety of industries in Wisconsin and throughout the country. An employment expert shares advice on what to do if you’re laid off, including information about negotiating severance, maintaining healthcare coverage, and filing for unemployment.

  • U.S. House passes expanded child tax credit bill

    Republicans and Democrats in the House negotiated a bill that would temporarily extend a more expansive child tax credit similar to one that was in effect during the pandemic. We talk about how this could benefit families, especially those living in poverty.

  • Shakespeare on the big screen

    In December, Sony’s romantic comedy “Anyone But You” debuted in theaters nationwide — the latest in a long line of hit films adapted from the works of Shakespeare. We talk to an expert on Shakespeare in film about what makes The Bard’s work a hit across time, space, and medium.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Alexia Kulwiec Guest
  • Sarah Halpern-Meekin Guest
  • Erica Moulton Guest
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer

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