2017 Year in Review, Plus Gifts that Rock, NYE at Home & Time for a New Website!

Show Guests:
In hour one:
Steve Barnes, CEO of Barnes Creative and former 99X morning show host joined us with his 6-Pack of 2017 Gift Ideas That Completely Rock!
In hour two:
  • Ashley Twist Cole, Editor in Chief at Southern Kitchen, joined us with tips for a glamorous New Year’s Eve at home!
  • Joe Norton from Helium Services also joined us to talk about revamping your website in 2018!
In the Local Headlines:
  • The Dana Barrett Show’s Top Local News Stories of 2017 (in no particular order)
    1. Keisha Lance Bottoms Edges Out Mary Norwood to be the next Mayor of Atlanta
    2. Basil Elleby and I85 Bridge Debacle
    3. Georgia’s Sixth District Congressional Seat Special Election Between John Osoff and Karen Handel becomes the most expensive House Election Ever
    4. Bricks through windows and rats on the doorstep – The Bribery Scandal and City Hall
    5. Oops power’s out at Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport
    6. Georgia can finally buy their local craft beer the way they want to.  The craft breweries got a break this year when Senate Bill 85 became law.  The bill allows craft breweries to sell direct to consumer still with limitations, but far less than before!
    7. Super Bowl not so super – for us anyway
    8. #TheBenz opens – The Dome falls
    9. Pants on The Ground – Dekalb Sheriff Jeff Mann – gets caught with his pants down and runs from police
    10. That Racist Pig Guy Tommy Hunter – Gwinnett Commissioner Tommy Hunter calls Congressman John Lewis a Racist Pig and then refuses to apologize or step down.
In the National Headlines:
  • Here’s the USA Today Top 10 business and tech stories of 2017 https://usat.ly/2Dp8DwR
  • The Dana Barrett Show’s Top National Stories from 2017 (in no particular order)
      1. #MeToo
      2. Gender Pay Gap
      3. NC Bathroom Bill
      4. Net Neutrality
      5. Uber Gets Sued By Everyone for Everything and Travis Kalanick Steps Down
      6. Martin Shkreli Goes to Jail
      7. Wells Fargo Can’t Stop Screwing Up
      8. Everyone Gets Hacked – Equifax is the Biggest
      9. Amazon is Taking Over the World – Whole Foods and HQ2
      10. Retail Rides The Struggle Bus to Fail Town
In the Sexual Harassment Headlines:
  • E! News host leaves network after learning she was paid half of male co-host’s salary http://bit.ly/2DfPA8e
  • A new lawsuit brought by McKayla Maroney casts a harsh light on the U.S. Olympic leadership, alleging that officials put a premium on secrecy that came at the expense of athletes http://on.wsj.com/2Drsnjy
  • Baseball’s Rainmaker Forced Out After Alleged Misconduct http://on.wsj.com/2p6rwld
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