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Best Things I Heard This Week, (Week 16 of 2024)

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Mexican politics, super voting shares, and a look back at the problematic ways of Don Imus.

What AMLO's Legacy Means For Mexico's Upcoming Election
Mexico will elect a woman for president. Barring a huge last minute scandal, that woman will be the former mayor of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum. This episode of Bloomberg's Odd Lots takes a look what current president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is leaving behind and what that could mean for Sheinbaum's presidency.
Supervoting Shares and Bond Barbells
I'm not using a literal version of "week" here. This episode was released Friday, April 12, 2024 and that's when I listened to it. Still, it's a fantastic look at share classes and corporate voting rights, specifically as it relates to the quandary Paramount and Disney are now in.
Rutgers Women’s Basketball & the Racist Radio Host (Pt 1)
In Retrospect is a fun podcast that takes a look back at pop culture moments of the last 40 years or so and explains their impact. This is part one of a two part mini-series about Don Imus and the 2007 Rutgers University women's basketball team. The Rutgers Women Fight Back (Pt 2) was an even more solid episode. I mostly like it because they interview one of my favorite former Sparks, Essence Carson.
How Electric Utilities Will Handle Booming AI Datacenter Demand (MP3 link)
Yes, this is another Odd Lots episode. What can I say? It's a good podcast. In this episode, Tracy Alloway and Joe Weisenthal interview the co-founder of Cloverleaf Infrastructure, a company that helps electric utility companies develop renewable power to meet the demands of datacenters and high-tech factories.