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Humankind: Passengers

04/30/11 4:00PM

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This week on VPR's Saturday Special, a documentary from Humankind.

Innovations to reduce fossil fuel dependence are everywhere. Humankind looks at one family's pursuit of a low-carbon lifestyle, the pros and cons of high-speed rail systems, and the taxes you pay at the pump.

Humankind gets down to the nitty-gritty of pollution and the daily commute. Transportation experts weigh in on the global warming footprint of cars vs. public transit.  And, did you know that the gas taxes you pay at the pump go into a huge pool of federal transportation funds? Listen up for a discussion on how that money should be divided up.

 

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