TGIF! We’re always glad it’s Friday on The Dana Barrett Show!
In the guest chair:
Kat Schwaig, Dean of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, joined me in the studio to talk about their unique doctoral program… one of the first to offer a part-time option for working professionals. She also shared how the school works with the business community to make sure they have the curriculum, majors and interaction with students the real world will value.
Dr. Gez Agolli, the Managing Director at Progressive Medical and one of our regular contributors on the show was also in today to talk about Zika, new studies on sleep and anti-anxiety meds.
In the national headlines:
- The Apple encryption debate continues – we’ve got updates on what evidence could actually be on the phone vs. what the FBI can get other places AND who is on which side of this issue.
- Speaking of privacy or lack thereof – MasterCard is promising fewer card declines when you’re traveling. They’ll do that by tracking your every move.
- And yesterday, Wal-Mart Stores cut a sales forecast made four months ago, surprising investors again and dimming hopes that heavy spending on upgrading its stores, e-commerce operations and wages will bring quick growth.
In the local headlines:
- As the Georgia Aquarium celebrates its 10th anniversary, a new study finds the downtown attraction has contributed $1.9 billion to the state’s economy since it opened in late 2005.
- And while we’re talking aquarium, here’s another reason to go. A new $40 million California sea lion exhibit is set to open March 31.
- A whole bunch of Georgia’s top chefs, restaurants and restaurateurs are on the semifinalist list for this year’s prestigious James Beard Awards.
- The Metro Atlanta Chamber announced several key leadership changes, both on its executive staff and its volunteer roles.
- And The Georgia House of Representatives is spending your tax dollars on very important (not) legislation like deciding we should have a state dog. Not kidding.