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Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda speaks to reporters in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 9, 2010 (AP).
Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda speaks to reporters in Tokyo, Japan, on Feb. 9, 2010 (AP).

Joining us from Detroit is Kate Linebaugh, auto industry reporter for The Wall Street Journal. She's reported recently on Toyota's relationship with U.S. safety regulators.

From Charlotte, North Carolina we're joined by Joan Claybrook,  president emeritus of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen. She headed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the Carter administration.

And from Washington we're joined by Brian Naylor, Capitol Hill correspondent for NPR.

This program aired on February 15, 2010.

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