Weekly Wrap: A Jobs Crisis, And It's No One's Fault : It's Been a Minute with Sam Sanders The coronavirus is taking a toll on jobs and the economy. Sam talks to NPR's Cardiff Garcia and Stacey Vanek Smith, co-hosts of The Indicator from Planet Money, about ways to get people paid while they're out of work and the necessity for businesses to pivot to stay afloat. Also, Sam and NPR music news editor Sidney Madden talk about new ways people are listening to music and partying online in "club quarantine."
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Weekly Wrap: A Jobs Crisis, And It's No One's Fault

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Weekly Wrap: A Jobs Crisis, And It's No One's Fault

Weekly Wrap: A Jobs Crisis, And It's No One's Fault

Weekly Wrap: A Jobs Crisis, And It's No One's Fault

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A job fair in Omaha, Neb., on April 1, 2020, was reconfigured as a drive-through event due to the coronavirus outbreak. Nati Harnik/AP hide caption

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A job fair in Omaha, Neb., on April 1, 2020, was reconfigured as a drive-through event due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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The coronavirus is taking a toll on jobs and the economy. Sam talks to two NPR colleagues about what can be done to keep affected workers and businesses afloat while the world contends with the spread of the virus. Cardiff Garcia and Stacey Vanek Smith, co-hosts of The Indicator from Planet Money, talk about ways to get people paid while they're out of work and the necessity for businesses to pivot to stay afloat. Also, Sam also talks to NPR music news editor Sidney Madden about the impact of the coronavirus on the music industry. With tours and performances canceled, musicians are streaming performances from home, bringing the party from their living room to yours.

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