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On this week’s Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, Adam Davidson, and David Plotz discuss the Democratic primary ahead of California, Obama’s new overtime rules, and the killing of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
- Rebecca Traister’s profile of Hillary Clinton in New York magazine
- Clinton addresses two shirtless men in a California audience.
- Slate’s Jordan Weissman writing last year about Obama’s overtime rules and media
- Reid Hoffman’s book The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
- Zeynep Ton’s book The Good Jobs Strategy
Emily chatters about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau cracking down on payday loans and taking on mandatory arbitration clauses. (And also Shaq going undercover as a Lyft driver.)
Adam chatters about an initiative at MIT to research and support innovative companies that try to maximize employee job quality as well as profits.
David’s chatter is a confession from college. As Republicans rally around a bully in the name of partisan politics, he admits to doing the same when making the case for John Silber over Bill Weld in his college paper’s endorsement discussions.
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Podcast production by Jocelyn Frank. Links compiled by Kevin Townsend.