Segment 1: Celebrities are entertaining and increasingly political.
Recently more and more celebrities are getting involved in political activism, but it has not always been this way. We talk about the origin of celebrity influence in politics and its effects in today's political climate.
- Mark Harvey, author, Celebrity Influence: Politics, Persuasion, and Issue-Based Advocacy
Segment 2, beginning at 14:10: What's in a name?
Dear Abby advised readers to avoid naming their children 'foreign' or 'unusual' names, but responses on social media and an article in the New York Times took issue with that advice. We discuss the pros and cons of growing up with a 'unique' name and why some names are considered 'normal' in the United States.
- Kyle Palmer, KCUR morning newscaster, tweeted about his child's name
- Aaron Rahsaan Thomas, executive producer of S.W.A.T. on CBS, quoted in New York Times article
Segment 3, beginning at 39:55: Volkswagen is ending production of the Beetle.
The 'Bug' has become an iconic vehicle since its creation in 1938, well loved by the public. However, with the current demand of larger family cars, Volkswagen has chosen to retire the Beetle... for now.
- Nicole Wakelin, freelance automotive journalist