Minority business owners were hit the hardest by last year's economic shutdown. We hear from one business owner recovering from the pandemic, and another who decided to permanently close his restaurant after 29 years. And, Virginia lawmakers advanced a bill to abolish the death penalty. If signed into law by the governor, this would make Virginia the 23rd state to end the death penalty. VPM's Whittney Evans joins us. That and more, in hour one of Here & Now's Feb. 5, 2021, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org — and follow us on Twitter, Instagram or join the conversation on Facebook.
This program aired on February 5, 2021.