Takeouts: Detroit and the X-Prize, Listeners on Race

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We get quick Takeouts on the stories we're following this week: Detroit hosts the X-Prize Competition and listeners weigh in on Sen. Harry Reid's comments.

  • Business Takeout: Detroit is hosting the 2010 X-Prize Competition, a $10 million contest to build a super-fuel efficient car.  David Shepardson, Washington bureau chief for The Detroit News, joins the Takeaway to discuss what this could mean for the city’s economy and future standing in the world of automotive manufacture.
  • Listeners Takeouts: Many, many listeners called and wrote in to respond to yesterday's revelation of remarks by Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) in 2008, saying that America could be ready to vote for the candidate Reid was backing, then-Sen. Barack Obama, because of his light skin and lack of strong dialect.