Aug 28, 2020

The RNC and DNC talked about two very different economies

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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.

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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.
Trump focused on American prosperity, while Biden's message was about building back from economic fallout.
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

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director