‘Saving Main Street’ Chronicles Small Business Owners Fighting to Survive the Pandemic

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The pandemic shutdowns forced millions of small businesses across the country to close up shop or barely hang on. Journalist Gary Rivlin spent months following a group of small business owners struggling to survive the pandemic in his new book, “Saving Main Street: Small Business in the Time of COVID-19.” His book chronicles the personal and financial risks the owners had to take amid a contentious presidential election, confusing government aid programs and contradictory safety guidelines. Rivlin joins us to talk about how the pandemic forever changed how small businesses operate and how they are faring now.


Gary Rivlin, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author, "Saving Main Street Small Business in the Time of COVID-19"