Brittany Cronin Brittany Cronin is an assistant producer for NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money.
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Brittany Cronin

Assistant Producer, The Indicator from Planet Money

Brittany Cronin is an assistant producer for NPR's daily economics podcast, The Indicator from Planet Money. She is currently on an interim assignment reporting on energy and cars for NPR's Business Desk.

At The Indicator, she has reported on why McFlurry machines are always broken and the rise in entrepreneurship during the pandemic. She also spoke with lots of small business owners and workers early in the pandemic, documenting their struggles to get a PPP loan, to keep their families safe from Covid and to reopen their businesses.

Cronin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and holds graduate degrees from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs and the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

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Thursday

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What's the deal with the platinum coin?

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Friday

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Can China save its economy - and ours?

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Thursday

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Simon says we're stuck with the debt ceiling (Encore)

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Wednesday

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Did AI write this headline?

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Wednesday

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Monday

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The precarity of the H-1B work visa

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Tuesday

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We battle Planet Money for indicator of the year

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Monday

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A solution to the housing shortage?

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Thursday

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When startups become workhorses, not unicorns

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Thursday

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Where inflation hits hardest

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Friday

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Water works (except when it doesn't)

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Wednesday

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More money, more carbon?

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