Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage to deliver remarks at the American Center for Mobility, a test facility for driverless car technology for American Manufactured Vehicles in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, U.S., March 15, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters)
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States are dropping tax incentives for electric cars and President Trump has unveiled new fuel economy standards, which are a lot lower than before. Will that encourage carmakers to build more gas guzzlers?
Aaron Robinson, Hagerty Magazine
When nuclear warheads need to travel, they are loaded into old 18 wheelers and driven across the country on US highways. Drivers are underpaid and overworked. There are concerns about safety and security.
It’s been six years since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster. Three reactors were damaged by an earthquake and tsunami off Japan, releasing radioactive toxins into the Pacific Ocean. Thousands of people fled their homes, and many will never return. Nuclear waste has reached parts of the west coast in the U.S.
Guest Ken Buesseler
Ken Buesseler, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
America is often portrayed as the land of opportunity, where anyone who is willing to work hard can get ahead. It’s a country of innovators, entrepreneurs, and risk-takers. But is that all still true? Economist Tyler Cowen has his doubts.
The lead actor in the movie “Get Out” -- a satire on race in America - is British. The actor who played Martin Luther King in “Selma” is British.
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Calif. Governor's race: Gavin Newsom interview Gavin Newsom has been the Lieutenant Governor of California since 2011. Before that, he was the mayor of San Francisco. He talks to us about expanding early childhood education, tackling the housing crisis, and why he’s committed to passing a single-payer healthcare system.
Calif. Governor's race: Antonio Villaraigosa interview Democrat Antonio Villaraigosa was the mayor of Los Angeles from 2005 to 2013. Since then, he’s been advising big corporations and teaching at USC. Now, he hopes to get back into politics by running to be California’s next governor. He talks to us about his political track record, the high-speed rail project, and how he plans to spur housing growth.
Calif. Governor's race: John Chiang interview Democrat John Chiang has been state treasurer since 2015. Before that, he was the state controller for two terms. He talks to us about reducing the cost of college, tackling homelessness, and why he’s confident he’ll be among the top two candidates with the most votes.
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