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The RNC and DNC talked about two very different economies
Aug 28, 2020

The RNC and DNC talked about two very different economies

At both conventions, the economy figured prominently. But what's the reality of where it's at and where it's headed? Plus, blackouts in California point to another reality: The entire U.S. has an old electric grid in need of upgrades.

Segments From this episode

The RNC and DNC painted very different pictures of the U.S. economy

It was Trump's appeal to American prosperity versus Biden's "Build Back Better" plan.
Alex Wong, Win McNamee/Getty Images

California blackouts trigger debate about electric grid resilience

Aug 28, 2020
A heat wave and record levels of electricity demand are straining infrastructure.
Investments in grids were already falling, and COVID-19 has slowed down upgrades even further.
Brent Stirton/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Flim Aphex Twin

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Senior Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Technical Director
Brian Allison Engineer
Meredith Garretson Morbey Senior Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Alex Schroeder Producer