THINK! America – Weekend of July. 9, 2016– Show #1
Topics & Guest - July 9, 2016 -Show #1
July 9, 2016 – Show #1
Reports are pouring in of people being shot and killed by police officers in the last few weeks (Pedro Erik Villanueva, Alton Sterling, Philando Castille, Dylan Noble, Delrawn Small). Many of these people were stopped for minor violations (i.e. broken taillight, illegally selling CDs on the street, speeding, etc.) that ended in their deaths. Is there an increase in police related killings? Can any of this be stopped by removing some of the minor violations laws on the books that the police are using to temporarily detain people?
Is heavier government regulation on the Internet the solution to cyber-bullying? Especially since Net Neutrality, government agencies like the FCC continue to push for more regulation of various activities on the Internet. Lawmakers on the Left claim that regulation can help increase diversity and stop cyber-bullying. Do Americans have a First Amendment right to cyber-bully? http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/federal-regulation-of-internet-coming-warn-fcc-fec-commissioners/article/2595304
Interview: Ryan Jenkins, expert on millennials. Topic: The communication divide between generations. As more and more Millennials enter the workplace, will they be satisfied with current workplace communications? What’s causing the communication divide? How can the communication divide be overcome?
The Rio 2016 Olympics are right around the corner and it appears that Rio is not ready. Between the Zinka virus, drug-resistant “super bacteria” on the beaches, growing violence, and political unrest, Rio’s climate seems to be anything but welcoming to the world’s largest sporting event. Many locals feel like they were promised a transformation, but the Olympics have only created further turmoil and furthered the divide between the rich and poor. Statistics rarely support that the Olympics actually help the citizens of the city they are held. Critics think it’s just a “feel good” factor and bragging rights for politicians? http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,21016794,00.html?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemag
Change Your Life Technology: The Lowly Boxcar Container is a Farmer’s Dream. Urban agriculture is going high tech by repurposing a boxcar container as a “farm in a box” to yield large quantities of fresh local vegetables and fruits year-round. In fact, the cropbox grows as much lettuce as an acre of land. http://www.cropbox.com/