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New McKalla Place Proposal Features Mixed Use Development, Parents & Teachers Protest STAAR Testing and Cap Metro Plan to Buy New Electric Buses

August 8, 2018

Hour one of the Todd and Don Show:  

• A competing proposal submitted to the city on Friday suggests using the McKalla Place venue for mixed-use development instead of a Major League Soccer stadium

• UP IN YA BUSINESS: Austin Bin Wash cleans your garbage bins with hot, high pressure water. This new company wants to help residents have cleaner garbage bins to prevent odor and bacteria build up. More info at Austinbinwash.com

• Teachers and students came together to the state capitol on Saturday to protest STAAR Testing


Hour two of the Todd and Don Show:

• 63 people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

• TECH NEWS

-Amazon is pulling products that feature hateful imagery like swastikas and burning crosses

-There is a major gap in the cyber workforce

• Police discovered 11 children in a squalid New Mexico compound while searching for a missing 3-year-old boy


Hour three of the Todd and Don Show:

• In a New York Time article, some city leaders say they don’t know what kind of incentives are being offered to Amazon for their new headquarters as the proposals go through their respective chambers of commerce

• Apple has pulled five out of six Alex Jones podcasts because the content violated user agreements due to hate speech

• Capital Metro officials plan to buy 40 electric buses by 2024


Hour four of the Todd and Don Show:

• Hundreds of people had their homes foreclosed on after software used by Wells Fargo incorrectly denied them mortgage modifications

• A person or persons referred to only as “Q” began posting anonymous messages online on places like Reddit and 8chan in October claims to work in the nation’s energy department and possesses a top-level security clearance and evidence of a worldwide criminal conspiracy

• Todd & Don discuss posts on Austin Reddit complaining about dogs not being on leashes on the hike and bike trails, where to find old fashioned donuts (or sour cream donuts) and the beginning of hatch green chile season

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