Facebook parent Meta cuts 11,000 jobs; Griner sent to penal colony; Alabama guitarist dies | Hot off the Wire podcast

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On the latest, non-elections episode of Hot off the Wire (for election coverage, scroll down):

Facebook parent Meta is laying off 11,000 employees, 13% of its workforce. American basketball star Brittney Griner has been sent to a penal colony in Russia. Guitarist Jeff Cook, who co-founded the successful country group Alabama, has died. For additional information on this episode, please see our show notes.

Midterm election bonus episode

Republicans and Democrats are in a tight race for control of Congress and governors’ offices, with the outcome determining the future of Joe Biden’s agenda as polls closed across most of the country. For additional information on this episode, please see our show notes.