The Todd and Don Blog
Homeless Cleanup, First Cars, and Tech Perks| January 9th, 2017
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Hour one: This week, CES is taking place in Las Vegas and tech giant @LGUS had a small fail during its demo of a robotic assistant named #CLOi; Todd and Don discuss their first cars on air; A local Austin man is out thousands of dollars after canceling his Airbnb reservation within 10 minutes; Austin tops another list after being home to 4 out of 10 of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians in Texas; REAL ID Act regulations may soon make it harder for some Americans to fly; this year’s flu season is getting worse after vaccinations prove to only be 10% effective; Alabama and Georgia faced off Monday night at the College Football Playoff National Championship; a pilot program would allow Austin Police to arrest Homeless persons living under the 290/71 overpass in South Austin.
Hour two: President Donald Trump is getting blowback after critics say his speech to farmers overstated the size of the tax cuts; North Korea will send a delegation to the Olympic games in Soul after the first successful meetings between the two countries in two years; Lifetime fitness will no longer air cable news programing in its gyms after it claiming that customers complained; Pizza Hut announced at CES that has signed up to develop an autonomous pizza delivery vehicle with Toyota; The US Supreme court announced it will not take up a case regarding the 2013 fatal shooting of a man by APD; A School in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex received 600 volunteers after putting out a call for male role models on take your father to work day; lawmakers are threatening a government shutdown over border wall funding; the Trump administration would like to ask people their immigration status on the 2020 census; Todd and Don discuss their first car stories including Don driving without a license.
Hour three: Todd and Don play #TrumpTweets; we talk about first cars and what where Todd and Dons most embarrassing memories with them; we discuss the practice of high-tech-companies hiring onsite medical staff as an incentive to keep employees happy and healthy; and we speak with Jeff Lipton, the owner of Bobalu Cigar, about his decision to move his store front away from 6th street.