Special Broadcast: Hard Questions, Real Answers on the Economy

Apr 10, 2020

NHPR continues to bring you the latest on the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on New Hampshire and beyond. Join us for a two-part special on COVID-19, from our public media partners at APM (American Public Media).

The latest edition of “COVID-19: Hard Questions, Real Answers” will take a look at the effects the coronavirus pandemic is having on the U.S. economy.

Kerri Miller of MPR (Minnesota Public Radio) will host both broadcasts; she’ll be joined by Marketplace correspondents, personal finance professionals and economic experts. Listeners in New Hampshire and across the nation are invited to call-in, ask questions and share stories on how the pandemic is impacting their own financial health.

The hour-long programs will air live on NHPR on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15 – each day at 2 p.m. For both broadcasts, listeners are invited to call in with their live questions, using this number: 800-242-2828.

Learn more via the following program descriptions, courtesy of APM:

Tuesday, April 14 - 2 p.m.

  • COVID-19 has brought a deluge of troubling economic news even as many Americans have only a small "rainy day" fund to see them through. Tuesday’s program will feature Kimberly Adams, Marketplace Correspondent and Host, and Michelle Singletary, personal finance columnist for The Washington Post. Kimberly is based in D.C. at the heart of the political decision making process around COVID-19, and can discuss the resources at people’s disposal and the impacts on local economies. Alongside Kimberly, Michelle will field listener questions about how to pay for student loans, make mortgage payments and best-manage personal finances in today’s challenging economic climate.

Wednesday, April 15 – 2 p.m.

  • As hundreds of thousands of workers lose their jobs and companies face an uncertain future, we'll focus on the big-picture: the economy. Guests for Wednesday’s broadcast will be Marketplace Correspondent and Host Sabri Ben-Achour, and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari. They’ll take listener questions about what the downturn means for average American families; whether Congress is doing enough to help; and what the economy may look like post-pandemic.