Can Hospitals Survive Covid?

Vivian Ho is James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and director of the Center for Health and Biosciences at Rice University, and she joins us to talk about the knock-on effects of the pandemic, from possible health-care bankruptcies to staffing issues, that hospitals are bracing for after the storm.

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Widening Inequality, One Home Sale At A Time

Max Besbris, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, joins us to talk about his research into how “hot” neighborhoods are formed, the agents who market them, and how the system pushes up prices for all homebuyers, creating housing inequities along the way.

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