First portrait of a black hole, Food delivery apps and the restaurant industry

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Food delivery person on a bike
In this April 21, 2021 file photo, a delivery man bikes with a food bag from Grubhub in New York. The three biggest food delivery companies, DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats, are suing the City of New York, Friday, Sept. 10, over its law to permanently limit the amount they can charge restaurants that use their services. Mark Lennihan, File/AP Photo

We talk about the first photograph of a black hole, taken this month. After that, we hear how food delivery apps affect the restaurant industry. Plus, we look at how some communities are taking a different approach to getting food from a restaurant to a hungry customer.

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Elena D’Onghia Guest
  • Kennedy Smith Guest

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