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Barbie’s Electric Star Vette (Hour 2)

Kristin is contemplating making the jump to an electric car, so it is serendipitous that we got talk to Gregory Nemet, Professor of Public Affairs at UW Madison, about the different policies in place right now to encourage people to make he switch. Greg’s research focuses on understanding the process of technological change and the ways in which public policy can affect it. Check out his book, How Solar Became Cheap: A Model for Low-Carbon Innovation! Then we talk to Christine Whelan, clinical professor of consumer science in the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about the cultural significance of Barbie over the last six decades and she gives her expert advice on which order to watch the Barbenheimer  double feature in.

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