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Subsidies and tax breaks have made California the nation’s leader in zero emission vehicles. But electric cars are concentrated in the wealthiest places—with the cleanest air. Would a new law get working people in polluted neighborhoods in on the deals?

Also, concealed weapons are booming in Orange County. Who’s packing in public?

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Producers:
Katie Cooper

Are Green Cars Toys for the Rich? 11 MIN, 8 SEC

California has more electric cars than any place else in the nation, partly because of generous subsidies. But the money from rebates and tax breaks goes to the state’s richest drivers who don’t even live with the worst air pollution.

Now, on Governor Brown’s desk, is a plan to get working people in polluted neighborhoods in on the fight against greenhouse emissions.

Guests:
Lisa Margonelli, Zocalo Public Square (@LisaMargonelli)
Vien Truong, Greenlining Institute (@Viendetta)

A Rush to Bear Arms in Orange County 9 MIN, 28 SEC

For the most part, California has abstained from the national trend toward carrying weapons in public. But KCRW’s Saul Gonzalez found that’s not the case in one important part of the state.

What's behind the boom in concealed weapons in Orange County?

Image credit: Saul Gonzalez

Guests:
Saul Gonzalez, KCRW producer (@SaulKCRW)

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