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Episode 209
Jun 8, 2020

We’re officially in a recession

Plus: It's time for racist bosses to go.

The National Bureau of Economic Research made the official call today: After a 128-month expansion, the U.S. economy entered a recession in February. Today, we’ll talk about what that means and where we go from here. Plus: Guest co-host Kimberly Adams talks about a #MeToo-style movement for Black journalists and why it really feels like this time racist media bosses are on notice.

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