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Automakers Spin Their Wheels

Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2008

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Detroit's Big Three automakers are begging Washington for bailouts. The current President is under pressure to help, while the President-elect says he will help, but he's ten weeks from power. A quarter million Ohioans' livelihoods depend on the auto industry, as do towns from Avon Lake, to Lordstown, to Parma. So we'll pop the hood on the auto crisis. We'll look at everything from leadership to legacy costs, and examine the options facing the companies - as well as the fates of people whose lives are tied to them. Join us for the discussion Wednesday morning at 9am, on 90.3.

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Ohio is a big player in the auto industry, as this map shows.

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Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics

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Paul Eisenstein, Bureau Chief of The Detroit Bureau, freelance auto writer
Susan Helper, Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University
Paul Ingrassia, Pulitzer Prize-winning financial journalist

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