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It’s time to give everyone a Ford F-150 Lightning and electrify the nation with Adam Murphy



FILE - The Ford F-150 Lightning displayed at the Philadelphia Auto Show, Jan. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. Ford Motor Co. says it has suspended production and halted shipments of the F-150 Lightning electric pickup after a battery caught fire during a pre-delivery quality check. On Wednesday, Feb. 15, the automaker said in a statement it has no reason to believe electric pickups already in use by customers are affected by the battery issue.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Adam Murphy joined La Crosse Talk PM on Friday, deep diving into the electrification of the nation. Before we got into that, however, we spent a bit of time on the confusing “economy,” Donald Trump’s immunity claim and immigration.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Murphy, who has degrees in economics and political science from UW-Milwaukee, owns a small tech business, called Big Bang LLC, in Milwaukee.

The second half of the show (18:30) was a multi-layered discussion about electrification, from solar housing somehow producing too much energy to EV charging stations and how the government should be utilized to overhaul the nation into electric — like a nation of F-150 Lightnings. 

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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  1. Scott Wieser

    April 27, 2024 at 8:42 pm

    “It’s time to give everyone a Ford F-150 Lightning and electrify the nation with Adam”
    Oh my goodness, I thought this was a parody.
    I have to be honest, what I know of EV vehicles I wouldn’t take one if it was given to me.
    There are so many downside issues with these things.
    Range anxiety, high price to even get one, system failures, potential fire hazard, high insurance premiums, high cost of repairs, the hoax of making the planet greener when they take fossil fuels to recharge them and who knows how much resources counter this green idea it takes to make them.
    Maybe I’m in left field here, but no thank you right now. The technology is just not there. And until then, the government needs to stay out of it. Government is not the answer but more often than not the problem. Stay out of and let the free market figure it out.

  2. Kent Porter

    April 28, 2024 at 9:15 am

    With all the tax money we give to other country’s the Government could give us all a $80000 Ford f 150 lightning , the problem is NOBODY WANTS ONE , DRILL BABY DRILL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Adam

    April 30, 2024 at 8:41 am

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