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A Tesla Test Drive, And Greendays Gardening

Steve Scher
06/19/2012 at 10:00 a.m.

Investor Concern Turns To Spain: Greek voters elected a pro–bailout party over the weekend, temporarily easing concerns that the country will exit the Euro. Market calm, however, was fleeting. Just hours after the polls closed in Greece, investors began fretting over Spain. That country's borrowing rates jumped above 7 percent Monday. Analysts consider that number to be a tipping point — Greece, Portugal and Ireland all had to seek bailouts after their rates rose above 7 percent. A senior producer at Marketplace joins us to make sense the ongoing quagmire in Europe.

Greendays Gardening Panel: Open Phones! The Greendays panel joins us once again to offer their guidance for your garden. What are you working on? We'll take your questions at 1.800.289.KUOW (5869).

Test Drive A Tesla: As we continue to explore the rise of electric cars, we talk about the costs and benefits of the Tesla. Anders Hejlsberg is a satisfied customer of the Tesla company. We took a drive in his Tesla Roadster. Tesla Motors recently moved their retail space from South Lake Union to Bellevue Square. The company is introducing a new, long range model, the Tesla S, later this month.


Paddy Hirsch is the senior producer of personal finance at Marketplace.

Frank Deford began writing for Sports Illustrated in 1962 after graduating from Princeton University. He has written 10 novels, won a Peabody, an Emmy, has been Sportswriter of the Year six times and was twice voted Magazine Writer of the Year by the Washington Journalism Review.

Marty Wingate writes about gardens and travel. You can find her works at Her book is "Landscaping for Privacy."

Greg Rabourn is the Vashon basin steward and works on habitat restoration and salmon recovery on Vashon and Maury Islands. He also helps landowners in the Raging River and Patterson Creek watershed solve landscape problems sustainably. You can see him as co–host of King County TV's "Yard Talk."

Anders Hejlsberg is a Danish–born software engineer and one of the co–designers of several commercially successful programming languages. He develops software tools for Microsoft and drives a Tesla Roadster.

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