In the guest chair:
Chip Powell and Emily Reily Russell with Whole World Improv Theater joined us in the studio to talk about their 20th anniversary celebration and the business of keeping a theater running. They shared some of the details of The Alumni Show coming October 10th and their big 20th anniversary benefit, Frothengiggle which will be the following night October 11th. Tickets are still available for both, so hurry up and get some.
Then for our Women on Wednesday segment, debut author Linda Tirado joined us by phone. Her new book HAND TO MOUTH: LIVING IN BOOTSTRAP AMERICA hit shelves today and Linda will be in Atlanta Monday October 6th at the Margaret Mitchell House at 7PM. I will have the honor of interviewing Linda that night, so please plan to join us! For tickets and more info go to: http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/program/mmh-lecture-linda-tirado-hand-mouth-living-bootstrap-america.
HAND TO MOUTH is Linda’s story of what it’s really like to be a part of the working poor. It’s an eye-opening and frustrating read and definitely a book that will make you think, no matter what your income level. Of note: Linda says the choices she makes may look dumb to you, but she can explain them – and by the way, she’d like it to be known that some of the choices the rich make seem pretty dumb to her too.
In the headlines:
- Ebay is spinning off PayPal into a separate company – and the investors are all for it.
- Delta Airlines is not happy about a new federal (US DOT) proposal to give consumers additional information on airline fees. We tell you what they had to say and why.
- And speaking of Delta – apparently they will no longer be welcome at Dallas’s Love Field Airport.
- I285 is embracing some new technology and something I could see myself getting a ticket for. It’s variable speed limits displayed on electronic signage. You better stop texting and start paying attention.
- And in delightful Women on Wednesday story, a male tech entrepreneur infuriated an entire gender at a tech conference last week with his ill thought out comments on the gender pay gap. We shared what he had to say.
Join us on the second Monday of every month at 7:30PM for The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club.
Each month we’ll be discussing a different business book over some yummy (complimentary) appetizers at South City Kitchen Vinings. This month’s book is: DELIVERING HAPPINESS by Tony Hsieh – and the meeting is Monday October 13th. Everyone is welcome – but we only have room for 20, so register now!