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The Curse of American Traffic

Sonari Glinton on why Los Angeles has such bad car congestion.

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Episode Notes

Today, we welcome Sonari Glinton as guest host. A well-known podcast and public radio voice, former NPR business reporter covering the auto industry and economics, Glinton is also a big music nerd and record collector.

On the Gist, RNC bingo.

In the interview, Sonari discusses how Covid-19 has affected the auto industry with Scotty Reiss, the founder of a Girls Guide to Cars, a site focused on empowering women to be smarter car owners. Reiss talks about Covid-19’s impact on the global supply chain, the increased diversity at corporate management level across the industry, And she offers some predictions for the future of mobility and what to look out for post-pandemic.

In the spiel, racial disparity and traffic.

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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.