In the guest chair:
TAG Entertainment Society Co-Chairs Audra Browning and David Lieberman joined me in-studio to talk about the entertainment industry in Atlanta and how the Technology Association of Georgia addresses the needs of the community. We also talked about the why some of the business from Atlanta films and television still goes to out of state vendors and how they see that improving and changing as we move forward. David and Audra also shared some statistics about TAG and some of their upcoming events including the Battle of the Bands which will be held May 1st at Opera!
In the local headlines today:
- The new GA 400/I85 flyover ramps opened yesterday afternoon. But they didn’t build the one I need from the Buford Hwy Connector to 400N. Bummer.
- Atlanta based Sweetwater Brewing Company is batting 1000. Last week we told you they’d be serving Sweetwater on some Delta flights, and now… they’ll be at Turner Field in a kiosk making your Braves experience “sweeter”!
And then in the national spotlight
- Congress is so far “underwhelmed,” by GM CEO Mary Barra’s answers or lack thereof about it’s safety problems. We talk about it.
- And another big company CEO under attack – Mozilla’s Brendan Eich being asked to step down over a 2008 donation he made to California’s Prop 8 – which banned gay and lesbian marriages in the state. Should one person’s personal beliefs – not behavior – effect how you feel about the company they run or product they sell. Should someone you disagree with be asked to resign, because they don’t agree with you? Can you be intolerant of the intolerant?
On the lighter side:
- Starbucks is bringing back it’s sliced pound cake.
- Amazon is going head to head with Apple TV and Roku
- AND I hate to say I told you so, but it seems the new wearable technology isn’t really being worn!