Utility Shutoffs Resume; Urban Exodus And Electoral Politics

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Many states have moratoriums on evictions and utility shutoffs that are set to expire soon. But people suffering as a result of the pandemic are already seeing their electricity or gas service cut because of unpaid bills. Also, major cities are shrinking in population. Many who left during the height of the pandemic are not returning and fewer people are moving in. The Atlantic's Derek Thompson explains what this shift means for electoral politics. That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Aug. 24, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on August 24, 2020.


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