Sales of the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf drove off a cliff at the turn of the new year, falling by more than half. And that's despite the government rebates, savings from gas, and other incentives to get behind the wheel. For more on why this is and what that means for the future of electric cars, we're joined now by Paul Eisenstein, publisher of TheDetroitBureau.com.
This week, fans of mid-century modern design and architecture are gathering in Palm Springs for that city's annual Modernism Week. Modernism Week actually lasts 11 days and began last weekend. Culture critic Edward Lifson joins the show with more.
George Aratani, a Los Angeles businessman who donated millions in support of a wide variety of Japanese-American causes has died. We take a look back at his life and legacy with his biographer, Naomi Hirahara.
California produces more than two million tons of hazardous waste each year, but a new report from the group Consumer Watchdog finds the DTSC isn't pulling its weight. Liza Tucker, the author of that report, joins the show to explain.