The Todd and Don Blog
California Wildfires, Police Contracts, and Whataburger | November 7th, 2017
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Hour one: The California Wildfires could grow even larger as fire conditions are upgraded from high too extreme; Texas first Hispanic female sheriff, Lupe Valdez, will make a run for Texas governor; Glassdoor released a list of their 100 best places to work, HEB made the cut at #20; A retired Austin firefighter, Crockett Foster, has been denied workers comp to treat Cancer; City council is asking for community impute on what to do with some property at I-35 and St John's; and Grant Smith, Director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy, talks with Todd and Don to discuss President Donald J. Trumps decision to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
Hour Two: The Austin Police Department warns that 300 officers are eligible for retirement if a new police contract is not approved; The Democratic race for Texas governor is heating up and four candidates emerge; Ride sharing giant lyft will start testing Autonomous Vehicles in Boston; US airlines are changing their policy regarding checked smart-bags, Passengers will need to remove battery packs and place them in carryon luggage; new records reveal Austin City Council went to extreme lengths to conceal the identity of City Manager candidates; and KennethCasaday, president of Austin Police Association, is on the Todd and Don Show now to discuss the tentative Austin Police contract pending council approval.
Hour three: We are happier than a bull in a china shop to have our favorite caller Don stops by on #TrumpTweets to hassle our Donna Pryor; we continue our discussion of the 300 police officers who could retire if a new contract is not approved; In response to the GOP TaxPlan, UTAustin graduate students protested proposed taxes on tuition; after FLOTUS and the Second Lady visited coastal areas ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, they made a visit to Whataburger, in a moment of levity, we ask what do you think the first lady ordered.
Guests renting through Airbnb are discovering undisclosed hidden cameras in rentals; and Research from University of Toledo suggests that toddlers benefit from a reduced selection of toys.