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Indicators Of The Week: Colleges, Poverty, Airlines

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'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

Sam is joined by NPR's The Indicator host Stacey Vanek Smith to talk about her new book, Machiavelli for Women and how women in the workplace are still falling behind. Plus, actor Harvey Guillén on the new season of the FX show What We Do in the Shadows and not waiting for people to be comfortable with his "brownness, queerness and roundness" to be comfortable in his own skin.

'Machiavelli for Women'; Plus, 'What We Do in the Shadows'

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Ahmad Zai Ahmadi began interpreting for U.S. forces in Afghanistan when he was a teenager. Since coming to the U.S. as a recipient of a special immigrant visa, he has mainly relied on gig work to support his family. Andrea Hsu/NPR hide caption

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He Was An Interpreter For U.S. Forces In Afghanistan And Now He's Driving For Uber

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Miniature gardens are planted on the rooftops of unused taxis parked in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. Taxi fleets in Thailand are giving new meaning to the term "rooftop garden." Sakchai Lalit/AP hide caption

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Gas Power To Electric Power To... Foot Power?

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Purdue Pharma filed for bankruptcy with a more than $10 billion plan to settle claims that it fueled the U.S. opioid epidemic by illegally pushing sales of its addictive OxyContin painkiller. The company's headquarters in Stamford, Conn., is shown here in 2019. Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Philip Morris International is buying Vectura, a large asthma inhaler-maker, in a move that health groups have urged Vectura shareholders to reject on both ethical and practical grounds. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Workers count banknotes of various currencies at the headquarters of the Da Afghanistan Bank, Afghanistan's central bank, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. (Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Afghanistan's Money Problem

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Child Care Conundrum

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A civil suit filed by the Justice Department this week links exaggerated patient bills to tens of millions of dollars in overcharges by Medicare Advantage plans. A data analytics team facilitated the fraud, the lawsuit alleges. John Lund/Getty Images hide caption

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Republican conservative radio show host Larry Elder argues with a TV reporter in an interview Monday after visiting Philippe the Original deli during the campaign for the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles. Ringo H.W. Chiu/AP hide caption

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A Right-Wing Media Outfit Powers Larry Elder's Bid For California Governor

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Do High Food Prices Mean Unrest?

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Apple released an emergency security software patch to fix a vulnerability that an internet watchdog group says allowed spyware from NSO Group to infect the iPhone of a Saudi activist without any user interaction. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Packages of beef cuts are displayed at a Costco store on May 24 in Novato, Calif. The prices of meats have surged, and the White House is partly blaming the handful of meatpackers that control the industry. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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High Meat Prices Are Helping Fuel Inflation, And A Few Big Companies Are Being Blamed

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The Beigie Awards: From Coasting To Ghosting

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