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We’re sharing the latest episode of the Hard Truths podcast series.

In this episode, we try to answer one big question: Why do fewer Latinos have health insurance when compared to others in the U.S.?

Guests: Samantha Artiga, director of the racial equity and health policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation, and Catalina Sol, executive director of La Clinica del Pueblo.

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Apr 16, 2021 - Podcasts

The ongoing tension in Minneapolis

On Fridays, we’ve been wrapping up the week in the trial over the killing of George Floyd. But that’s been overshadowed by the unrest that continues in Brooklyn Center, Minn., after the police killing of Daunte Wright.

  • These protests and police clashes are happening less than 10 miles from where former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is standing trial.

The states ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits early

Protesters demand senators support the continuation of unemployment benefits on July 16, 2020 in Miami Springs, Florida. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

At least 12 Republican-led states have announced they are terminating their involvement in federal pandemic-related unemployment programs early.

Driving the news: Many of the states' governors cited worker shortages. But some experts say it's the job climate, including pandemic-era factors, and not unemployment benefits that is determining when and how people return to work.

Elon Musk suspends Tesla purchases with bitcoin

Elon Musk. Photo: Liesa Johannssen-Koppitz/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Consumers can no longer buy Tesla vehicles with bitcoin, CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter Wednesday.

What he's saying: Musk cited the environmental concerns associated with bitcoin — the cryptocurrency has a massive carbon footprint — as his reasoning behind Wednesday's decision.