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More, more, more!
You'll find out why Oregon and Washington are both looking to tax electric cars. Hint: owners don't pay gas taxes, which go toward road construction and repair.
And Portland writer Lidia Yuknavitch talks about her new memoir and all the life, death, and change it encompasses. One part of our conversation I'll always remember is her description of the "white space" she occupied after a deeply sorrowful experience that drove her close to insanity.
But my favorite quote is probably this:
I want to reinsert giant philosophical questions into the brains and bodies of ordinary people.
The whole conversation had to be trimmed down for air, but as promised, you can listen to the rest of it. It's about her memoir's scandalous cover. The controversy got her mad enough to write about it!