Electric vehicles, Constitutional voting rights, Private equity and newspapers

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A Tesla car at a charging station in California
A Tesla electric vehicle is charged on Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in Westlake, Calif. Mark J. Terrill/AP Photo  

We dig into the environmental impact of electric vehicles compared to other cars. We hear a call for a constitutionally protected right to vote. Plus, a look at how private equity companies are changing the news business.

Featured in this Episode

  • Gas, hybrid, electric—which car is better for the planet?

    You might think that the most environmentally-friendly car is an electric vehicle. However, a new report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy suggests that the “greenest” car in America is actually a hybrid. An expert on the transportation industry joins us to compare the environmental impacts of hybrid and electric cars.

  • The right to vote isn't actually enshrined in the U.S. Constitution

    Unlike Canada and other countries, the United States does not have an affirmative right to vote in its constitution. A law professor makes the case for a universal right to vote ahead of another contentious election year.

  • How private equity firms destroyed newspapers

    Cuts and closures followed after private equity firms and hedge funds bought up many of the nation’s newspapers. A journalism professor tells us the story in her new book on the topic.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Micheline Maynard Guest
  • Rick Hasen Guest
  • Margot Susca Guest

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