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As the first Black woman to ever serve as chief economist at the Labor Department, Janelle Jones is one of the Biden administration officials facing the task of addressing historic economic disparities that have only intensified during the pandemic. Janelle Jones hide caption

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This Top Biden Economist Has A Plan: Create Jobs, Address Inequality, Ignore Trolls

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Visitors leave the Wonder Wheel ride after the re-opening of Coney Island's amusement parks on Friday. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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In Coney Island, The Wonder Wheel Spins Again

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Heinz, the country's largest ketchup supplier, promised to up ketchup production by 25% to make up for the shortage. Smith Collection/Gado/Gado via Getty Images hide caption

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Heinz Promises To Catch Up To Americans' Demand Amid Ketchup Packet Shortage

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The leaked data includes personal information from 533 million Facebook users in106 countries. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Auto warranty scams are making our phones unusable. filo/Getty Images hide caption

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About Your Extended Warranty

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Doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine will drop by 86% next week after one of the company's manufacturers released a stockpile and those have been distributed. Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images hide caption

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol n Atlanta. Jackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke. Jeff Amy/AP hide caption

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What's The Strategy? Corporate Activism And Anti-Trans Bills

Corporations have spoken out against the new restrictive voting law in Georgia, but to what end? Sam talks to Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick about whether that tactic actually effects change—and whether it's just a performance. Plus, Sam talks to author and historian Jules Gill-Peterson about the historic flood of anti-trans bills in state legislatures and how these bills echo anti-gay rhetoric of the past. Then, friends of the show Saeed Jones and Zach Stafford join Sam to play Who Said That.

What's The Strategy? Corporate Activism And Anti-Trans Bills

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Indicator Favs: How An Econ Experiment Changed Lives

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Live music venues such as The Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles were among the first businesses to close during the pandemic. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant was supposed to be a lifeline for owners. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing said Friday that some of its 737 Max planes may have an electrical problem, leading airlines to ground dozens of the jets. An American Airlines flight on a Boeing 737 Max is seen here in December in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union. Bill Barrow/AP hide caption

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It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

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President Biden, whose infrastructure plan includes $174 billion to boost electric vehicle sales and production, has been pulled into a global trade dispute over the fate of lithium ion battery factories in Georgia that threatens his EV goals. David Zalubowski/AP hide caption

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Betting Big On Electric Vehicles, Biden Faces Fraught Decision On Ga. Battery Plant

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A sign is seen outside of a General Motors plant in Detroit, on Jan. 27, 2020. GM said on Thursday it is idling more plants as it continues to deal with a shortage of chips. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Then President-elect Biden speaks during an event to introduce key cabinet nominees and members of his climate team in December. The details in Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan have a lot to do with protecting the environment. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Within Biden's Infrastructure Plan Lies An Agenda To Address Climate Change

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