In this second part of Shifting Gears, host Craig Fahle talks with The Story's Dick Gordon about the South as the new home of the US auto industry, with all of its complex social, labor and financial questions.
Next, we visit Julie Kredens from Louisville Public Media for a tale of two vehicle plants and how their fortunes have hit the pockets of auto workers nearby.
Finally, a glimpse into the future and where auto designers think consumers want to go.
These fast-moving programs are anchored from WDET-Detroit and transition to hosts and guests in multiple cities. Station editorial partners include Louisville Public Radio, KCUR-Kansas City and WUNC/The Story-Chapel Hill. Lead producers are Kate Hinds from WNYC, Ron Jones and primary host Craig Fahle, both from WDET. Funding for the specials comes from the [EconomyStory] (http://www.economystory.org/) project from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.