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Jan 21, 2021
“It only took a couple centuries, the first female secretary of the treasury”
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When then-President-elect Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Janet Yellen for secretary of the treasury, he joked that “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda should write a musical about her. Naturally, we asked someone to write it. On today’s show: Indie rapper Dessa and her collaborators share “Who’s Yellen Now?” — a “Hamilton”-esque track about the economic icon. Plus, how a new president can undo his predecessor’s policies and how China is using COVID-19 vaccines as diplomacy.

 

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