All in on clean energy
Mar 25, 2024

All in on clean energy

We get into the logistics of Biden's clean energy transition plan. Plus, homeownership remains out of reach for many.

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Boeing CEO to step down in wake of 737 Max flaws

“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal speaks with David Slotnick, an airline business reporter with the travel site “The Points Guy,” about today’s Boeing news.

Mortgage rates have fallen, but are homes more affordable?

Mar 25, 2024
When you take mortgage rates, housing prices and incomes into account, homes are 44% less affordable than they were two years ago.
New home sales were 6% higher than the same time last year. But that doesn't mean the new homes are more affordable.
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First stop on the road to regulating AI? Finding humans to do the job.

Mar 25, 2024
Passing AI regulations wasn't easy for the EU. Finding people to enforce it may be even harder.
Because generative AI is so young, there isn’t a huge talent pool for regulatory offices to draw from. And big tech companies can pay way more than governments.
Clement Mahoudeau/AFP via Getty Images

How is the White House shaping clean energy supply and demand?

Mar 25, 2024
In its new "Economic Report of the President," the White House dedicated a chapter to accelerating the clean energy transition.
The White House calls the energy transition to net-zero emissions a “structural change.” Above, President Joe Biden speaks at Brayton Point Power Station in Massachusetts in 2022.
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Biden administration invests $6 billion in low-carbon industrial production

Mar 25, 2024
The funding aims to cut the cost of cleaner manufacturing in industries like food, paper and chemicals.
Steel production generates a lot of emissions and is hard to decarbonize. Above, training in steel work at an iron workers union local in Dayton, Ohio.
Megan Jelinger/AFP via Getty Images

These mobile home residents decided to buy their park to combat rising rents

Mar 25, 2024
As Californians deal with rising rents and a housing shortage, one group of mobile home park residents in Fresno County secured affordable housing for themselves by purchasing the land from the park’s corporate landlord.
Residents at Nuevo Lago Mobile Home Park formed a housing co-op to purchase the park from their corporate landlord, Harmony Communities California.
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The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Producer II
Andie Corban Producer I
Sarah Leeson Producer I
Sean McHenry Director & Associate Producer II
Sofia Terenzio Assistant Producer
Jordan Mangi Assistant Digital Producer