What’s driving up prices on daily goods like gas and food?

Gas prices grow along with inflation, as this sign at a gas station shows in San Diego, California, U.S., November, 9, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Mike Blake.

Today the U.S. Labor Department said prices in October were 6.2% higher than they were last year, which is the biggest jump in three decades. High prices and shortages are hitting food banks too, and some are concerned they won’t have enough supplies to give out for the holidays. 

Frustration with school boards is brewing nationwide and affecting elections. San Francisco Mayor London Breed endorsed the recall of three progressive members of her city’s school board, citing fed-up parents as one big reason.

Plus, the new book “Gastro Obscura: A Food Adventurer’s Guide” contains hundreds of pages of tasty treats and places worth seeking out around the world, and KCRW’s Evan Kleiman talks about squash recipes for fall.