Solyndra and the Green Jobs Economy

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 (Ken James/Bloomberg)

President Obama visited solar panel manufacturer Solyndra last year, gave the Fremont company $500 million in loan guarantees and touted it as a perfect example of how to create green jobs. But the company abruptly closed its doors this week, throwing 1,100 employees out of work and raising questions about the vitality of the "green jobs" economy.

Guests:

Harley Shaiken, professor of geography and director of the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley, specializing in labor relations

Dana Hull, business reporter covering energy and clean technology for the San Jose Mercury News

Jesse Jenkins, director of energy and climate policy at The Breakthrough Institute

David Henderson, research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University

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