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Talking Headways Podcast: California Über Alles

Posted By Tanya Snyder On May 1, 2014 @ 2:56 pm In Bus Rapid Transit,California,Electric Cars,Fresno,Podcast,Tax Policy,Transit | 2 Comments

Welcome to our all-California, all-the-time episode of the Talking Headways podcast.

We start with a statewide debate over whether $60,000+ Teslas should qualify for tax breaks [1] — or whether any electric vehicles should get tax breaks. Then on to the conversation about how California’s cap-and-trade dollars should be spent. One proposal [2], from the State Senate leader, would spend it on affordable housing, sustainable communities, transit, and high-speed rail. And then we zoom in on Fresno, where one blogger wonders why the political threat to BRT [3] didn’t get as much attention as it did in Nashville [4].

We missed the podcast after a long-ish break and are glad to be back! We hope you filled the gaping hole in your life by listening to back episodes of Talking Headways goodness and subscribing to us on iTunes [5] or Stitcher [6] or signing up for the RSS feed [7].

And, side note: The giveaway for our spring pledge drive has changed since we recorded this podcast. Now, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a package of zines and books [8] by feminist bike activist and writer Elly Blue [9]. Thanks for your donation [10]!

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[1] a statewide debate over whether $60,000+ Teslas should qualify for tax breaks: http://dtrnsfr.us/1rcnizd

[2] One proposal: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/news/2014-04-14-senate-leader-proposes-permanent-funding-sustainable-affordable-housing-mass-transit

[3] the political threat to BRT: http://dtrnsfr.us/RGQna7

[4] Nashville: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/04/23/state-interference-in-nashville-brt-could-have-national-implications/

[5] iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-headways-streetsblog/id775143271?mt=2

[6] Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=47611&refid=stpr

[7] RSS feed: http://streetsblog.libsyn.com/rss

[8] a package of zines and books: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/04/30/donate-today-and-win-some-bike-centric-summer-reading/

[9] Elly Blue: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2013/05/24/qa-with-elly-blue-feminist-bike-activist-and-independent-media-titan/

[10] your donation: https://openplans.secure.force.com/pmtx/cmpgn__Donations?id=701A0000000iwiC

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