Sep 28, 2017

09/28/2017: Can German carmaking survive?

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(U.S. Edition) We've got some competing narratives on the Republican tax plan, with leaders of the loyal opposition saying it'll just end up helping corporations and the wealthy. We'll discuss what tax analysis groups have to say about its potential impact on poor and middle-class Americans. Afterwards, we'll look at how some in Congress are pushing to have the Trump administration lift a 1920s law that says only ships made in the U.S., with U.S. crews, can ferry goods between U.S. ports. And finally, we'll look at how German car-making is in trouble as the world questions diesel fuel.

Segments From this episode

German carmakers are slowly heading toward electric vehicles

Sep 28, 2017
Relying on old technology like diesel could prove fatal, an expert says.
Volkswagen is planning to spend 80 billion euros over the next decade on electric, hybrid and autonomous vehicles.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Hurricane Irma brings issues of poverty in Miami into stark relief

Sep 28, 2017
Miami-Dade’s poorest are hard hit by Hurricane Irma and its aftermath.
A car is seen in a flooded street as Hurricane Irma passes through on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Tax reform and the uptick in lobbying efforts

Sep 28, 2017
The first major tax code rewrite since 1986 is set to bring on a lobbying frenzy. Every element of the tax code has a constituency, and behind that constituency, a solid lobbying effort. It’s been called the “hunger games” for lobbyists. We look at what’s at stake for them.  Click the audio player above to […]

(U.S. Edition) We’ve got some competing narratives on the Republican tax plan, with leaders of the loyal opposition saying it’ll just end up helping corporations and the wealthy. We’ll discuss what tax analysis groups have to say about its potential impact on poor and middle-class Americans. Afterwards, we’ll look at how some in Congress are pushing to have the Trump administration lift a 1920s law that says only ships made in the U.S., with U.S. crews, can ferry goods between U.S. ports. And finally, we’ll look at how German car-making is in trouble as the world questions diesel fuel.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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