Today we start with a panel discussion about America’s disappearing middle class. A new report says that less than half the population is now middle class; what does it mean for the future? In our weekly web and digital news roundup, Xeni Jardin discusses the heavily criticized new toy Hello Barbie. Then, the second installment of our two-part look at drones; this time, the ethics. And finally, the rise, fall and purchase of K-Cups.
The Disappearing Middle Class, Hello Barbie and a K-Cup Takeover
From this Episode:
The Disappearing Middle Class
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, America has reached a tipping point when it comes to the middle class. For the first time in decades, slightly less...
14 min, 40 sec
Hello Barbie and Other Tech News
There’s a new toy called “Hello Barbie.” She talks, and kids are supposed to talk back. Critics say it stifles children’s creativity and threatens their privacy. We discuss...
8 min, 36 sec
The Ethics of Drones
Drones are now very much a part of how we think about warfare. Between civilian casualties and the issue of waging war without ever sending an army into a country, there are...
13 min, 45 sec