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EV batteries, industrial policy and you
Jun 12, 2023
Episode 944

EV batteries, industrial policy and you

Plus, a little Jeff Bezos mystery.

China dominates the market for electric vehicle batteries, but it didn’t have to be that way. We’ll talk about a story of wasted potential: how a failed U.S. startup made headway on lithium battery tech a bit too early and got caught in the throes of American capitalism. Also, a declassified report shows how the U.S. government has been skirting the need for warrants by buying data about Americans. Plus, if you’ve noticed companies have been quieter about social and environmental issues, it’s not in your head. Mentions of diversity, equity and inclusion and other social initiatives in companies’ earnings calls have fallen recently. We’ll talk about why that is.

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The team

Marissa Cabrera Senior Producer
Marque Greene Associate Producer