In the guest chair: 

Shelly King, Dana Barrett & Lindsay Woodard

Shelly King, Dana Barrett & Lindsay Woodard

We had a full house today as Author, Shelly KingRetour Winery’s Lindsay Woodard and Food Babe, Vani Hari joined Dana live to talk books, wine and healthy food.

From tech to author, Shelly King recently released her first novel: “The Moment of Everything.”

Founded by Lindsay in 2005, Retour Winery is known as “One of the most important labels in Oreogn…” Lindsay will be hosting the Retour Wine Dinner at Ecco in Atlanta TONIGHT beginning at 7pm.

On a mission to improve our food system, Vani provides healthy eating tips, recipes and investigative report findings all on her blog at Vani will be hosting a book talk and signing at the MJCCA TONIGHT beginning at 7:30pm.

In the headlines:

  • ClubCorp, the company that owns the Commerce Club, the Buckhead Club and more than two dozen golf clubs in Georgia announced Monday that they are purchasing Brookfield Country Club in Roswell.
  • A Dutch energy company with more than 2 million customers announced Tuesday it is installing “e-Radiators,” computer servers that generate heat while crunching numbers, in five homes across the Netherlands in a trial to see if their warmth could be a commercially viable alternative for traditional radiators.
  • Porsche’s 28-acre $100 million dollar US Headquarters here in Atlanta will officially open May 7th, down by the airport. (The company broke ground on the project in November 2012).
  • Only one Atlanta chef made the list of James Beard Award finalists this year… Steven Satterfield of Miller Union.
  • Medical marijuana is one step closer to being legally available here in Georgia. Senators voted 46-8 to legalize the use of cannabidiol with a low content of THC. The derivative is meant for the treatment of eight diseases including seizure disorders, cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, mitochondrial disease, Parkinson’s disease, sickle cell anemia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
  • Less than two weeks after Uber made a highly publicized announcement that it was partnering with UN Women to create 1 million jobs for women by 2020, the gender-equality organization has abandoned the initiative after a public outcry against Uber for it’s treatment of women AND the idea that the whole thing is not a real problem solver, but instead a publicity stunt.

Other stuff:

Can we really get more done with less? Join The Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club as we discuss ZILCH: THE POWER OF ZERO IN BUSINESS by Nancy Lublin on Monday, April 20th at South City Kitchen in Vinings! Get all the details and sign up to attend here:

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