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From Congress on a deal for a relief package. And at the risk of repeating myself again. If Congress continues to not do anything this economy could get a whole lot worse. Tens of millions of people are unemployed as we know Small and medium business is hanging on by their fingernails and local eviction moratoriums winding down all over the country. The federal one from the Centers for Disease Control ends on New Year's Eve. According to the Census Bureau, about 33% of American adults are at risk of eviction or foreclosure, and for millions of people rental debt is piling up marketplaces. Kimberly Adams has more on that one. Paying rent used to be no big deal for a 65 year old grass yellow weighed in Chicago. She's retired and on a fixed income but was getting help with bills from her granddaughter and her granddaughters. Then girlfriend Then the pandemic hit with my girls movie their jobs. Had lied. Not being able to keep up with everything just makes it worse. Wade hasn't paid rent since July and is now $3500 behind and at risk of eviction. Just like about 14 million other households, says Emily Ben for who leads the American Bar Association's task Force on Cove. In 19 related evictions. The mere fact of filing actually plummets credit scores, and it precludes people from seeking a mortgage in the future or a car title or even seeking employment. Plus, even after someone is evicted, the debt stays with them. The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia estimates more than a million households over $5000 in rent. We will see the impact of debt owed by renters across this country for years to come. Deborah Throat is deputy director at the National Housing Law Project. It's going to absolutely slow the economic recovery. And we know that there are millions of people at risk of eviction prior to the band Emmick and that number has on Lee grown Throat says of Congress does pass more covert legislation It needs to address the estimated tens of billions of dollars in past to rent in Washington. I'm Kimberly Adams for marketplace. This program today is being brought to you pretty much the same way. It's been brought to you since mid March, 3 people to audio engineers and yours truly in about 20,000 Square feet of really, really empty office space. And then a couple of dozen more people working from home. And if the latest report from Pew is any indicator, it might stay that way for a while, nearly 90% of people yes, 90% of people who've been able to work from home, a Pew says, have no desire to go back to the office full time once it's safe to do so. Marketplaces. Samantha Fields has more on what that might portend. Jonathan soon is in that majority of people who would very much like to keep working from home permanently home. I have a window by where I work, so I can open it and get fresh air or just look out the window. There are no windows in the I T Department, where he works at a university in Southern California. He likes how quiet it is at home and not having to commute. Few research found that more than half of people whose jobs have allowed them to work from home during Cove. It want to keep doing it all or most of the time. Another third say they'd like to at least some of the time that's creating a lot of conversation about how we're gonna operate in summer 2021. Justin Draeger runs a nonprofit in D. C with about 45 people on staff, and nearly all of them now say they want to be able to divide their time between home and the office and Draeger's. Okay with that. This idea of being in the office five days a week, I think is a bygone era for companies that have successfully moved to tell a work and a lot have Kate Lister with Global Workplace Analytics says the company's She's talking to in Tak, law, banking and insurance are planning to keep doing it after the pandemic ends. We've reached the tipping point whether it's enough companies that are going to be offering it that if you're a company that doesn't offer it or allow it, you're simply not going to be able to hold on to your people or attract the best talent that will be a welcome shift for people in industries were working from home is possible. But they're generally the Americans who are in the most for most people working from home isn't an option. I'm Samantha Fields for marketplace. If your social media feed is anything like mine, you're seeing a whole lot of people posting their Spotify 2020 playlists the past couple of weeks, the details of all the listening they did this year. But for a lot of the artists behind those playlists, especially the smaller, independent ones. 2020 hasn't been so great. So with a year about toe mercifully wrap up We've got the wrapper and writer Desa back on the phone. Hey, it's good to have you back. Thanks, Esso. When we spoke at the beginning of this thing Back in March. Your calendar you're good calendar had just like vaporized on. I wonder eight months nine months later on How it's been through this whole summer and fall. E mean, in some ways, I think most musician they're still looking at, you know, at calendars that air don't have too much in condom. Yeah, I remember talking to my agent, and he was like, you know, use this time when this is all over. You want to look back and be able to say you really spent this time making something wonderful. And I remember like a month after getting that council I was just like This is not a writer's or treat, man. This is like a global crisis. I don't I don't want to know. I don't want to spend my days thinking what rhymes with plague, you know, like, just so In the beginning, there was sort of alone. But now eight months in You can. You can hear the wheels humming again. You know people of writing rad stuff, And I think it is a consumer of music, too. I think I've found myself leaning harder. On art for comfort and distraction and all the things that we turned to art for, so Yeah, Yeah, well, So look, we all turned to art for comfort and distraction. Those of us on the consuming and those of you on the producing end turned art to pay the rent. Um and I don't imagine you been able to do that. I mean, maybe you're making your and I don't know that's none of my business. But but the point is, you can't You can't really Profit off your art when your gig calendar has gone away. Right. And even before the pandemic, like the alchemy of turning music into groceries had gotten really complicated it had and for all the reasons that a consumer can anticipate most of us Listen to some streaming services. Very few of us have two walls of our bedroom covered in vinyl, and so In the beginning, there were a lot of virtual concerts, then I think a lot of us got pretty screened out, you know is this thing rolled on, But there have been some exceptions, the cultural phenomenon that is vs Where artists kind of battle it out. You know what I mean? That's that's been a big win, obviously, but also patri in. Oh, yeah, yeah, like the subscription models fart. Essentially those of really that is really boomed, which which is cool, right? I mean, that's great that there's that resource. For artists and musicians and others, but at some point You're going to have to and you're going to want to, and you're going to be able to get back into actually performing and there are going to be clubs it open and venues that open what you anticipate that's gonna be like because so many things in this economy have changed. And you have to believe that that Sector. That space has a swell. You know the scene in a movie where, like someone is sitting alone trying to figure out where the other survivors are. So they're tuning a radio might still be out there. Yeah, I think we're approaching that scene like We've got all these artists out here who are going to be watching the news to try to figure out what you know What's the timeline for the vaccine? What is it gonna be healthy and safe to go back on the road? But of course we're all gonna want to go..