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One Stat to Rule Them All

Sonari Glinton on why we care too much about the monthly unemployment rate.

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Episode Notes

Today, Sonari Glinton is back as guest host. A well-known podcast and public radio voice, he is a former NPR business reporter covering the auto industry and economics and currently hosts the podcast Bring Back Bronco.

On the Gist, sports and activism.

In the interview, Sonari talks to screenwriter Patricia Resnick about her experience writing the film 9 to 5 starring Jane Fonda, Dolly Parton, and Lily Tomlin. They discuss how the film became more than just a vehicle for workplace rights activism, its legacy, and how she seems to have been erased from its history by Jane Fonda.

In the spiel, no faith in the jobs numbers.

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Podcast production by Daniel Schroeder and Margaret Kelley.


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  • Sonari Glinton is the host of the podcast Bring Back Bronco and formerly covered the economy and cars for NPR.