Tesla Motors Wins, the City of Downey Loses

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Tesla Motors will mass-produce electric cars in California, but it won’t be in Downey. We hear how that local town lost out to Fremont in the Bay Area, with help from Toyota.  Plus, big trouble at the City of Hope, the renowned cancer center in Duarte. On our rebroadcast of To the Point, the federal deficit is getting so big that even defense spending will have to be cut in the interests of national security. Has the Obama Administration seen that coming?

Banner image: (L-R) California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk pose in front of a Tesla Model S before a news conference at Tesla Motors headquarters May 20, 2010 in Palo Alto. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal