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"This New Car" explores "Making Cleaner Your Current Car," Sunday at 10 p.m. (EST) on WICN/90.5 FM and WICN.org

Worcester, MA --* On Sunday, September 24 at 10:00 p.m. (EST), WICN/90.5 FM, the NPR affiliate serving Central New England, will broadcast and webcast Episode 11 of "This New Car: Promoting Clean, Mean Driving Machines," a 13-week special edition of /The Business Beat/. In "This New Car," Steve D'Agostino, host of /The Business Beat/ since 1995 and principal of Best Rate Of Climb http://www.bestrateofclimb.com> in Worcester, MA, moderates a panel of experts. They are: Jim Dunn of the Center for Technology Commercialization http://www.CTC.org> in Westboro, MA;* *Gilles Labelle of Westboro Toyota's Hybrid Center of Massachusetts http://www.hybridcenterma.org> in Westboro, MA; and Craig Van Batenburg of the Automotive Career Development Center http://www.auto-careers.org> in Worcester, MA.

In Episode 11, "This New Car" explores "Making Cleaner Your Current Car." To hear a 2-minute 21-second audio clip of the September 24 show, in MP3 format, visit This New Car.

http://www.bestrateofclimb.com/TNC11.mp3>

*Coming up on "This New Car:*

* *October 1:* Are the state and federal governments doing enough to promote and support "green" vehicles? * *October 8:* Does everyone need to own a vehicle?

To learn more about Jim Dunn, Gilles Labelle and Craig Van Batenburg, CLICK HERE. http://www.WICN.org/programs/thisnewcar.htm>

To learn more about "This New Car," CLICK HERE. http://www.bestrateofclimb.com/TNC.htm>

*Coming This Fall: *"This New Car" goes to a full hour and Alison Sander of the AltWheels Festival http://www.altwheels.org> in Boston joins the 13-week series as a regular expert. The new series will be broadcast and webcast Sundays at 10 p.m. (EST) from October 15, 2006 through January 14, 2007.

*"This New Car" is sponsored exclusively by*

** *Westboro Toyota http://www.westborotoyota.com>* *on Route 9 in Westboro*

To hear last month's /Business Beat/ shows, in MP3 format, hit this link, WICN Archive http://www.wicn.org/programs/archive.htm>, and scroll down to the /Business Beat/ section. You can load the audio on iPods or other portable MP3 players. You can open MP3 podcasts with iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/>, Musicmatch Jukebox http://www.musicmatch.com>, Real Player http://www.real.com>, WinAmp http://www.winamp.com> and Windows Media Player http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/mp10/>.

*_Now you can search shows and play audio using key phrases:_* Visit www.Podzinger.com http://www.Podzinger.com> and enter *"The Business Beat" + "WICN" *in the search bar -- make sure to put *" *before and after each key phrase and *+* between them. Then, click on the phrase *"WICN's Business Beat with Steve D'Agostino."* Then, enter a key phrase such as "hybrid vehicles" in the search bar. Then, click on any of the highlighted "hybrid vehicles" key phrases and listen as the audio plays at a point in the show where the key phrase is mentioned.