Not a great jobs report. Should we have seen it coming?
Sep 3, 2021

Not a great jobs report. Should we have seen it coming?

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Leisure and hospitality took a big hit. Also on today's show: how to improve the New York subway system's bouncebackability and the geopolitics of rare minerals in Afghanistan.

Segments From this episode

When a jobs report adds up to nothing

Sep 3, 2021
Hospitality and leisure businesses may have trouble finding workers even after delta subsides.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

What will it take to keep NYC's subway running after tropical downpours?

Sep 3, 2021
Major improvements to the subway itself — as well as everything above and around it.
NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP via Getty Images

The tech economy needs minerals and metals, and Afghanistan has got a lot of them

Sep 3, 2021
Journalist and book author Guillaume Pitron explains the barriers to getting those minerals out of the ground and putting them to use.
A copper and cobalt mine in Kolwezi in the Democratic republic of Congo in 2018.
Samir Tounsi/AFP via Getty Images

Music from the episode

Palm Trees Loop Schrauber
WEIGHT OFF KAYTRANADA, BADBADNOTGOOD
Horizon - Poolside Remix Tycho, Poolside
Sisyphus Andrew Bird
Don't Sweat The Technique Eric B. & Rakim

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer