WallStreetBets Surges GameStop Stocks; A Fence Around The Capitol

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Members of the online community WallStreetBets on Reddit created a frenzy for stocks that traditional Wall Street investors had decided to short, or bet against. "Endless Thread" host Ben Brock Johnson joins us. And, the acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is calling for a permanent fence to be constructed around the complex due to heightened security threats since the insurrection. NPR's Susan Davis has more. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Jan. 29, 2021, full broadcast. You can find more at — and follow us on TwitterInstagram or join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on January 29, 2021.


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