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Norma Jasso, 62, sped up retirement plans after her daughter asked for help with a new baby. She stands with a highchair her father had commissioned from a shop in Sinaloa, Mexico. Her daughters used it and now her grandson will too. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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Help Wanted: Where Are The Workers?

These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

Millions more people than expected joined the ranks of the retired in the pandemic. While some did so joyfully, others were reluctant or had no choice.

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Raindrops Kupla & J'san

Stumps from recently logged trees in the footprint of the deadly Camp Fire. Some 40,000 trees have now been removed around Paradise. Kirk Siegler/NPR hide caption

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In Fire Scorched California, Town Aims To Buy The Highest At-Risk Properties

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Mulberry and Heather Beware of Safety
Husbands and Hangmen Beware of Safety
Stitch Matt Lynott

Norma Jasso, 62, sped up retirement plans after her daughter asked for help with a new baby. She stands with a highchair her father had commissioned from a shop in Sinaloa, Mexico. Her daughters used it and now her grandson will too. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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These Older Workers Hadn't Planned To Retire So Soon. The Pandemic Sped Things Up

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Verdant Lanterna
1995 Lanterna
When Will I Be Loved? The Everly Brothers
I Heard You Looking Yo La Tengo
Mosaic The American Dollar
Distance to Gibraltar The American Dollar
Clear Blue Sky Followed By Ghosts
A New Dawn Followed By Ghosts
The Eyes That Saw the Mountain Mammal Hands
The Falling Dream Mammal Hands
Listen to Me, My J. Post Jazz Mistress
In Collusion with the Waves Seas of Years
Stairwell Seas of Years
Salvages The Bad Plus
Hurricane Birds The Bad Plus
Autumn Leaves Brennan Villines

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