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The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) Air date: 03-01-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2247675570/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America correspondent Miles O'Brien with Streetsblog Capitol Hill reporter Elana Schor on why transportation legislation matters, especially as Congress will eventually put forward a new bill. /episodes/get/1103 /episode/1103 Blueprint America: The Ride: Elana Schor (Part One) /episode-player/1103
Beyond the Motor City Air date: 02-08-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1409024983/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City examines how Detroit, a symbol of America's diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America. /episodes/get/1079 /episode/1079 Blueprint America: Beyond the Motor City /episode-player/1079
The Power House Air date: 01-25-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1395460902/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Detroit has emptied -- built for 2 million people, it now has half that number. Nearly one-third of the land is unused, and some 80,000 homes are vacant. Still, one local couple sees potential. They are building the 'Power House'. /episodes/get/1101 /episode/1101 Blueprint America: The Power House /episode-player/1101
The Stop at Visalia Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386919763/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Blueprint America follows a California mayor as he lobbies for a high speed rail stop in his town. /episodes/get/1104 /episode/1104 Blueprint America: The Stop at Visalia /episode-player/1104
Spain: The Next American System? Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386912017/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Norman Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure (a Washington, D.C. based consulting group) explains how Spain has been able to finance its infrastructure build out, and what America has to learn. /episodes/get/1096 /episode/1096 Blueprint America: Spain: The Next American System? /episode-player/1096
The Crises Air date: 01-15-2010 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1386891294/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Eric Rauchway, professor of history at the University of California, Davis, makes the case that it was the Civil War set the stage for the Transcontinental Railroad; that it was the Great Depression that made possible the public works projects of the New Deal. But, will the current American crisis... /episodes/get/1100 /episode/1100 Blueprint America: The Crises /episode-player/1100
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The Big Fix
"The Big Fix" examines what policy makers and politicians in Washington, including President Barack Obama, mean when they say that rebuilding our crumbling highways and bridges, leaky water systems and other vital lifelines stimulates the economy and generates jobs. Will fixing our infrastructure...
Air date: 12/31/2008
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1114560652/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "The Big Fix" examines what policy makers and politicians in Washington, including President Barack Obama, mean when they say that rebuilding our crumbling highways and bridges, leaky water systems and other vital lifelines stimulates the economy and generates jobs. Will fixing our infrastructure... /episodes/get/1099 /episode/1099 Blueprint America: The Big Fix /episode-player/1099
Stimulus Roadblock?
NOW on PBS and Blueprint America travel to North Carolina to see what the future holds for the country's mass transit systems in these troubling financial times.
Air date: 02/13/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1115452391/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false NOW on PBS and Blueprint America travel to North Carolina to see what the future holds for the country's mass transit systems in these troubling financial times. /episodes/get/1097 /episode/1097 Blueprint America: Stimulus Roadblock? /episode-player/1097
Financial Meltdown Hurts Public Transit
Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. Rick Karr reports on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Air date: 03/10/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1114515389/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. Rick Karr reports on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. /episodes/get/1085 /episode/1085 Blueprint America: Financial Meltdown Hurts Public Transit /episode-player/1085
Transit in Trouble, Part One
In the first segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the budgetary issues facing public transit.
Air date: 03/11/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1365337021/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In the first segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the budgetary issues facing public transit. /episodes/get/1105 /episode/1105 Blueprint America: Transit in Trouble, Part One /episode-player/1105
Transit in Trouble, Part Two
Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. In the final segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the fallout of these arrangements.
Air date: 03/11/2009
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/1365345120/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Amid the country's economic crisis, some public transit agencies have found themselves linked to complex financial deals that have since soured. In the final segment of a two part report for Blueprint America, correspondent Rick Karr looks at the fallout of these arrangements. /episodes/get/1106 /episode/1106 Blueprint America: Transit in Trouble, Part Two /episode-player/1106
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