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Wonking Week: Get Your Motor Running

In this week’s audio newsletter, we discuss high gas prices, while Emily Badger looks at the possibility of sunsetting some provisions in the Patriot Act.

Higher oil prices in the United States have fueled efforts to shift to alternative fuels or increase domestic production, which in turn fuels a discussion about the issue by Jessica Hilo and Tom Jacobs. That conversation is followed by Idea Lobby blogger Emily Badger addressing the possibility of amending or trimming the onerous aspects of the USA Patriot Act.

Audio portions for this week’s Wonking Week podcast were drawn from:

Audio from our discussion on gas prices was taken from President Barack Obama’s weekly address. The outro to our discussion of gas prices was a speech by Obama followed by Only So much Oil in the Ground by Tower of Power.

Intro and outro music for our podcast interview with Emily Badger was Time Traveling Musician by Nickleus.