Job cuts, plant closings, and a dwindling market share are raising concerns about American auto companies. Diane and her guests talk about changes in the industry and implications for the economy and U.S. consumers.

Guests

  • Michael Robinette vice president of Global Forecast Services, CSM Worldwide. Based in Farmington Hills, Michigan. (a global automotive research house) clients are vehicle manufacturers and suppliers and government.
  • Micheline Maynard Senior Editor of Changing Gears - a new public radio project. She is former Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times and author of "The End of Detroit" (Currency)
  • Warren Brown automotive writer and "On Wheels" columnist for The Washington Post

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