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The Takeaway

Fighting Nazis, Fast (Not Furious), and Recommendations for Crying

Friday, April 03, 2015

This week, Rafer and Kristen explore movies that involve fighting Nazis and being fast (not furious). They also help a listener who wants help letting the tears out. 
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The Leonard Lopate Show

A Radical Future for the Automobile

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The $2 trillion automotive industry is in the throes of a revolution. But everyone still wants to know: how soon can we expect flying cars? 

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The Takeaway

What the Car of the Future Will Look Like

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Imaging the car of the future is a real gig and Sheryl Connelly has it—she's the head of global consumer trends and futuring manager for Ford.

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The Takeaway

Surprising Twist: GOP May Raise Gas Tax

Friday, January 09, 2015

A few powerful GOP senators are signaling that they're open to the idea—even House Speaker John Boehner, who personally opposes raising the gas tax, hasn't ruled it out.

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The Takeaway

America: Kicking an Addiction to Mid East Oil?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

On Wednesday, the price of a barrel of oil fell to a five year low. For the first time in years, gas prices across the country are below $3.00 a gallon.

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BBC Future

Self-Driving Cars May Be Our Safest Option

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

BBC
WNYC
Cars are killers. But there's a better way.

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The Takeaway

Remembering Car Talk's Tom Magliozzi

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

For years, Tom Magliozzi and his brother Ray—"Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers"—gave listeners more than just car advice. They redefined what public radio could be.

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Money Talking

What it Feels Like to Drive 80 MPH and Never Touch the Gas Pedal

Friday, October 31, 2014

Will Knight did just that, and says he was nervous at first, and then relaxed. But the likelihood of actually buying a self-driving car one day soon? That’s another story.

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The Takeaway

Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term

Friday, October 17, 2014

When you fill up your car this weekend, you'll notice that gas is cheaper, down 20 cents a gallon in the last month.That's because of a drop in the price of oil, now below $85 a barrel.

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PRI's The World

Young Iraqis are 'drifting' through their country's crisis

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Once a week, when night falls in Baghdad, young men get together to drive fast cars and do stunts. The sport is called drifting, and it’s helping some Iraqis forget about the harsh realities of their country's battle with ISIS.

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The Takeaway

What Fun It Could Be to Park Cadillac in NYC

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

General Motors announced today that New York City will be the new home for Cadillac, which was actually named after Detroit's founder, French explorer Antoine de La Mothe-Cadillac.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

What Makes Honda's Engine Roar

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Honda prefers decentralization over corporate control, simplicity over complexity, and experimentation over efficiency, which sets it apart from Toyota and other competitors.

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Transportation Nation

Want to Increase Transit Usage? Ditch Free Parking, Says Study

Monday, August 04, 2014

When employers offer free parking, workers are more likely to ditch the bus, train, or bicycle and hop into their cars.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The New Boom in Subprime Auto Loans

Monday, July 28, 2014

There's been a 130% increase in the number of loans to people with poor credit scores to buy used cars since the financial crisis. Michael Corkery discusses his investigation for the New York Times, the risks for banks and investors, and how these loans have amounted to disaster for many low-income borrowers.

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Transportation Nation

Man Visiting D.C. Has Wild Ride on Uber

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

WAMU

The man says the Uber driver ran red lights and nearly mowed down pedestrians in his panicked flight from Washington.

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The Takeaway

Another 8 Million Cars Recalled. Was the GM Bailout Worth It?

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

On Tuesday, General Motors announced a recall of more than 8 million additional vehicle, bringing the total number of vehicles recalled by GM this year to 28 million. Uncertainty is once again swirling around GM's future, leading many to ask the questions: Why did America bailout GM? And was it worth it?

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Transportation Nation

AAA Lashes Out Against D.C. Congestion Plan

Monday, June 30, 2014

WAMU

The AAA is vehemently opposed to a plan that improves walking, biking, and transit in the D.C. region because it "ratchets up the District's hostility to motorists to a fevered pitch."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How GM Silenced a Safety Inspector

Monday, June 23, 2014

A lifelong employee blew the whistle on dangerous safety lapses in company vehicles - and became a former employee. Did his sacrifice make lasting change?

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Car Talk

#1424: See Food Diet

Saturday, June 14, 2014

This week on Car Talk, Click and Clack fork over a diet not to be missed. Spoiler alert.... you're not actually allowed to eat! Then it's off to help Doctor Gary with an ethical conundrum. If he gives his mechanic car advice, can the mechanic start giving Gary medical tips? Carole wants to know what kind of car she should take to Africa, and has an automotive-fashion question: should she stock up on jog bras for the rough roads ahead? And in Phoenix, Caesar gets some help with his love life. All that, plus a spine tingling puzzler, this week on Car Talk.

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Transportation Nation

D.C. Increasing Wheelchair-Accessible Cabs

Thursday, June 12, 2014

WAMU

The number of wheelchair-accessible taxicabs in D.C. is expected to more than double this fall.

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