US jobless claims rise July 24, 2020

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As countries try and rebuild their economies and create employment, we ask if its time for governments to implement a guaranteed job scheme. If the Olympics could be more affordable and sustainable - might it save their future? The BBC's Ivana Davidovic reports. And as many parts of the world suffer a shortage of personal protective equipment for medical staff, we explore: does it need to be so disposable? Finally, millions of fans of one of the world's biggest pop stars, Taylor Swift, are getting excited because her new album, Folklore, is about to be released - we speak with …



As countries try and rebuild their economies and create employment, we ask if its time for governments to implement a guaranteed job scheme. If the Olympics could be more affordable and sustainable - might it save their future? The BBC's Ivana Davidovic reports. And as many parts of the world suffer a shortage of personal protective equipment for medical staff, we explore: does it need to be so disposable? Finally, millions of fans of one of the world's biggest pop stars, Taylor Swift, are getting excited because her new album, Folklore, is about to be released - we speak with a superfan. We discuss all this live with guests Rachel Cartland, who is an author and writer based in Hong Kong, and Paddy Hirsch who is in LA and is editor of the NPR podcast 'The Indicator' from Planet Money. (Image: A job seeker Kenneth Massingale looks at job listings posted in Oakland, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)