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Meet at the intersection of Washington and Wall Street with the most influential minds on the economy. Every Wednesday, Ben White and the POLITICO team will help you understand the economic and financial policies that move markets in the U.S. and around the world.

    Senator Tim Scott on civil unrest and the hurting economy

    Senator Tim Scott on civil unrest and the hurting economy

    Host Ben White talks to Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) about President Trump's
    handling of national protests surrounding George Floyd's death and what
    might be in the Senate's next coronavirus response package.

    Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 20 min
    Rep. Andy Kim on public health vs. a healthy economy

    Rep. Andy Kim on public health vs. a healthy economy

    Host Ben White talks to Rep. Andy Kim (D-NJ) to discuss the work of the
    House Select Committee dealing with coronavirus relief and whether he
    thinks the fiscal response, so far, has been sufficient.

    Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 30 min
    Sen. Ben Cardin on where the stimulus money is really going

    Sen. Ben Cardin on where the stimulus money is really going

    Host Ben White talks to Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), the ranking Democrat
    on the Small Business Committee, to ask about the struggling Paycheck
    Protection Program, the timeline on the next round of stimulus funding
    and the return of Senators to the Capitol, despite concerns about the
    spread of the coronavirus.

    Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Nirmal Mulaikal is an intern for POLITICO audio.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 22 min
    Nasdaq's CEO on capitalism amid coronavirus

    Nasdaq's CEO on capitalism amid coronavirus

    Host Ben White talks to Adena Friedman, Nasdaq CEO and president.
    Friedman was the first woman CEO to lead a global stock exchange and has
    become known for modernizing Nasdaq. Over Zoom, they discussed volatile
    markets, the Fed injecting billions into the economy and how quickly the
    private sector can bounce back from this crisis.

    Ben White is the chief economic correspondent for POLITICO.
    Annie Rees is a producer for POLITICO Audio. 
    Jenny Ament is the senior producer of POLITICO audio.
    Irene Noguchi is the executive producer of POLITICO audio.

    • 36 min
    Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates

    Ben White’s mom explains negative interest rates

    Today's episode is a doozy: negative interest rates. Do you understand them? Don't lie. (But good for you if you do.) Why would savers pay interest to park their money in bonds...and what impact does this have on the economy? On the last episode of this miniseries, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test.

    • 16 min
    Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war

    Ben White’s mom explains Trump’s trade war

    Do you understand Trump’s trade war? On this episode, Ben White calls his mom, Ann White, and puts her to the test on the president’s positioning – around markets, farmer bailouts and China talks.

    • 14 min

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