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Is “COVID Flight” a Thing?

There are countless reasons Americans move out of cities. Is the coronavirus really one of them?

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Episode Notes

Tens of thousands of people leave American cities every year. Normally, they’re replaced by new arrivals seeking jobs, education, and opportunity. But in a world transformed by the coronavirus, what happens if nobody arrives to replace them?

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Emily Badger, reporter at the New York Times

Natalie Moore, reporter at WBEZ

Amanda Kolson Hurley, editor at Bloomberg Businessweek

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Every Friday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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