Topics & Guest - July 2, 2016- Show #2

Topics and Guest – July 2, 2016 – Show #2

Philadelphia is now the first major American city with a soda tax. The Democratic Mayor Jim Kenney sold the council on the idea that sodas disproportionately affect the poor who are more likely to consume sugary drinks, thereby creating obesity problems for them. The $90 million estimated revenue created by the 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax is dedicated to pay for prekindergarten, community schools and recreation centers. Just a government money grab or a legitimate tax?

The Playboy era has officially come to an end . . . no more nude women in the magazine’s centerfold and the playboy mansion is up for sale. So, what’s the consensus? Did Playboy contribute to American society by freeing women as the sexual revolution promised or dit it liberate men and women’s sexual inclinations?

Interview: Ron Newton, Workplace Culture Expert for “Market Watch” and author of the popular book “No Jerks on the Job”. Topic: Teen summer employment . . . why aren’t they working? Lazy, fewer summer jobs or entry level jobs are already taken?

The appeal of going “zombie” . . . why? Some scholars say the zombie interest is similar to the survivalist mentality that developed after WWII – a fascination with the end of the world and a rejection of modern civilized advances. In other words, mankind just returns to dust anyway resulting in the symbolism of the walking dead. Really? Is the zombie appeal a fad or a real, deep acting-out of what’s in store for mankind?