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A new luxury electric car company has set up shop in the Southland. DnA finds about more about Faraday Future and its billionaire Chinese owner. Tyrone Drake received free breakfasts from the Black Panthers as a child in Oakland. Now he has done a typographic reinterpretation of the Panthers’ Ten-Point Program. Remember when road trips were fun? Film archivist Rick Prelinger takes Avishay Artsy on a drive down memory lane in No More Road Trips?, one of two movies he will screen in Los Angeles.

Photo: Faraday Future has released this rendering of its luxury all-electric car

Producers:
Frances Anderton
Avishay Artsy

Chinese Investing in Electric Cars 7 MIN, 59 SEC

Chinese investors and Tesla alumni have formed a new electric car manufacturing company called Faraday Future. They plan to sell luxury electric vehicles as soon as 2017. But Faraday is not the only e-car company in California with Chinese backing. Can they take on Tesla?

Guests:
Mike Ramsey, Wall Street Journal (@MRamseyWSJ)

Tyrone Drake Redesigns the Black Panthers' Ten-Point Plan 10 MIN, 41 SEC

The revolutionary Black Panther Party was founded in Oakland, California, almost 50 years ago to challenge racism, police brutality and provide social services. One of the beneficiaries of the Panthers' free breakfasts was Tyrone Drake, raised in Oakland and now a graphic designer. Now he has turned his typographic skills to creating a contemporary, visual reinterpretation of the Panthers' "Ten-Point Plan," on display in a new exhibition at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.

Guests:
Tyrone Drake, graphic designer

No More Road Trips? 7 MIN, 13 SEC

Despite all the problems presented by the car, it still represents personal freedom and mobility. And in the event you'd forgotten that feeling, look no further than a very intriguing film called No More Road Trips? It's one of two movies made by veteran film archivist Rick Prelinger that will screen in Los Angeles, along with Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles.

Guests:
Rick Prelinger, filmmaker and archivist

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