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Gas prices have been on a roller coaster ride in Southern California the past few weeks. From rock-bottom lows at the start of the year because of an abundant global supply, to a quick rise of a dollar or more per gallon because of a new summer gasoline blend and a refinery explosion in Torrance. There’s no shortage of complaints. And, of course, no shortage of cars and trucks in Los Angeles that use all that gas. But is that culture changing? And what is driving us to a point of not wanting – or needing – own our own wheels? KCRW's Steve Chiotakis spoke with Joe Mathews, California Columnist for Zocalo Public Square, and Laura J. Nelson, who reports on transportation issues for the LA Times.

Guests:
Joe Mathews, Host, "Zocalo's Connecting California", @joemmathews
Laura Nelson, Los Angeles Times, @laura_nelson

Producers:
Avishay Artsy

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