Robert Reich: While Average Americans Struggle, Major Corporations Are Coming Out Ahead During The Pandemic
Ever since the springtime roll-out of the Paycheck Protection Program — the federal program meant to support small businesses suffering during the coronavirus pandemic — critics have sounded the alarm about loopholes that have sent millions of dollars to corporations and failed to reach some of those that need it most, particularly black and Latino entrepreneurs. This inequality is just one example of what former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich has described as a “tale of two pandemics.” Reich joined Jim Braude to discuss.

Vaccine Manufacturing At Pandemic Speed
There are more than 100 vaccines for COVID-19 in various stages of development, but there is still no definitive proof that one will succeed. Nevertheless, there is a massive manufacturing ramp-up underway, with trial runs in the works. Why try to mass produce a vaccine when the right one could be years away? Liz Neisloss reports.

Dropkick Murphys To Become The First Band To Perform Virtual Charity Show On Fenway Park’s Infield
Although coronavirus has led to the cancelation of all large gatherings in Boston this summer, some entertainers are finding creative ways to keep the music alive for viewers at home. Famous Boston-born band The Dropkick Murphys will stream a live, no-audience concert from the infield at Fenway Park this Friday, joined virtually by legendary rocker Bruce Springsteen. Band frontman Ken Casey — who has also had to contend with the implications of the pandemic as a restaurant owner — joined Jim Braude to discuss.