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Jul 2, 2020 - Podcasts

Lots of jobs, lots of questions

America added 4.8 million jobs in June, easily exceeding economist expectations, while the unemployment rate fell from 13.3% to 11.1%. But the jobs picture remains very murky, particularly as some states pause or roll back economy reopenings.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the jobs picture right now and where it's headed, with The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell.

Jul 1, 2020 - Podcasts

Deficits no longer matter

"How are you going to pay for it?" is one of the most popular questions in politics, whether it's about Medicare For All or a border wall. But Stephanie Kelton, an economist with rising influence in the Democratic Party, believes everyone should stop asking.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Kelton, who advised the Bernie Sanders campaign and who's now on a Biden campaign economic task-force.

Jun 30, 2020 - Podcasts

Discord CEO on the chat app's pivot from Charlottesville to BLM

Discord on Tuesday raised $100 million from venture capitalists at a $3.5 billion valuation, reflecting how far the popular chat app has come since being used as an organizing tool for white nationalists in Charlottesville.

Axios Re:Cap speaks with Discord co-founder and CEO Jason Citron about his company's pivot, user safety and what comes next.

Jun 29, 2020 - Podcasts

Ben & Jerry's executive addresses the Facebook ad boycott

Major brands are suspending their advertising on Facebook properties as part of a coordinated campaign to pressure the social media giant into changing several of its content policies.

Axios Re:Cap digs in with Chris Miller, head of activism strategy at Ben & Jerry's, which was one of the first companies to hit pause.

Jun 26, 2020 - Podcasts

Red Sox CEO on bringing back baseball

Baseball players and owners struck a deal earlier this week to begin a shortened season, but there's still no guarantee that games will be played.

Axios Re:Cap, our new afternoon podcast, digs in with Boston Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy. We also talk to the CEO of grocery giant Albertsons, which went public on Friday, and we share one surprising thing about the big Amazon announcement. All in 10 minutes.

Jun 25, 2020 - Podcasts

Behind the Black-owned bookstore boom

Lists of Black-owned bookstores and anti-racism books have circulated on Instagram since the recent reboot of Black Lives Matter protests. Some of those good intentions have had unintended consequences, as a small group of books have quickly run out of stock — sparking frustration for both customers and proprietors.

Axios Re:Cap talks with Danielle Mullen, the founder of Chicago's Semicolon Books, about what's happening with her store, how she's handling orders and what books people should be buying.

Jun 24, 2020 - Podcasts

Bill Barr vs. marijuana mergers

A career Justice Department official on Wednesday testified that Attorney General Bill Barr abused his power by directing investigations of marijuana company mergers because of his personal dislike of the industry.

Today's episode of Axios Re:Cap includes the person who led one of the companies cited in the complaint. We talk to him to find out what he thought then and what he thinks now.

Jun 23, 2020 - Podcasts

Zeke Emanuel on who gets the coronavirus vaccine first

Creating a coronavirus vaccine is difficult, but distributing it could prove even more complicated.

Today's episode of Axios Re:Cap focuses on who will get it first and how government funding for pharmaceutical companies could play a central role. Our guest is public health expert and former Obama administration official Zeke Emanuel.

Jun 22, 2020 - Podcasts

Andrew Yang on making stimulus permanent

Two new studies show that the federal stimulus slowed, or even reversed, projected increases in U.S. poverty this year.

On today's episode of Axios Re:Cap, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins to discuss if the stimulus can be seen as a test run for universal basic income and his conversations with Joe Biden about the idea.

Jun 19, 2020 - Podcasts

Racial quotas in Corporate America

Many companies are celebrating Juneteenth on Friday, but only four Fortune 500 companies have black CEOs, and it doesn’t get much better elsewhere in the C-suite.

Axios Re:Cap, our new afternoon podcast, digs in with Rebecca Greenfield, who wrote the latest cover story for Bloomberg Businessweek about racial quotas as a means of ending the white monopoly on corporate power.

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