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THINK! America – Weekend of Dec. 23, 2017 – Show #2

Topics - December 23, 2017 - Show #2. Guest: awn Bogart, Executive Director of Homeless Youth Connection.

Topics and Guest – December 23, 2017 – Show #2

Net Neutrality Rules: Will recasting the digital landscape end life in America as we know it?The FCC recently voted along arty lines to repeal the landmark 2015 rules that intended to ensure a free and open Internet. It was a 3-2 ruling. But it also set up a court fight that could recast the digital landscape. This ruling is a win for internet service providers like AT&T Inc., Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc. that opposed regulations, (popularly known as net neutrality rules), and gives these companies power over
what web consumers can access. Groups like Hollywood, Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., Facebook and many Democrats are angry about this new repeal. They were happy with Obama-era rules which stopped service providers form blocking, or slowing access, or even charging more for certain content. There are arguments for and against net neutrality being repealed, or better put, for net
neutrality to remain as well…net neutral. What side are you on and why?

Surviving Toxic Family Gatherings: The Christmas time (as well as Thanksgiving time is often time of toxic family get-togethers. You avoid them for the entire year, but feel obligated to show up during the holiday celebrations, despite painful memories. When you’re face to face with a past you’d rather not relive, what do you do? How do you avoid being sucked back into a traumatic past? Should you skip
family events altogether? Or can this be a good time to repair and forward the relationship and/or to get closure?

Interview: Dawn Bogart, Executive Director of Homeless Youth Connection. Topic:  Many teens nationwide are kicked out by their parents, and “couch surf” for shelter. They sleep on a friend’s couch because they have no home. The problem is often a hidden one, until their high school learns of the situation and calls Homeless Youth Connection.

The states Nevada and Nebraska are looking for new ways of executing prisoners on death row. One idea is to use opioids, like fentanyl. Would this be a good idea? Some critics say, not a good idea and that the prisoner is still a human being and should not be used as a guinea pig. But when other so-called “known” injections don’t work, what’s wrong with an overdose of opioids? Or would that be cruel and unusual punishment? Why? Why not?

Change Your Life Technology: Infrared Light Device Makes Giving Blood Super Easy.