Aired 3 months ago 1:06
The Opening Bell | WGN Radio
U.S. Stocks Rebound on Trade-Talk Progress
From the news
Aired 5 months ago 52:24
Ben and Jerry Warm Up
In the late 70s, Ben Cohen was a rootless pottery teacher, laid off when his school closed down. Jerry Greenfield was a diligent pre-med, realizing he was never going to get into med school. They'd formed a deep friendship years earlier, as the two chubby kids in their middle-school gym class. Their joint reaction to their separate crises was to open a small ice cream shop in Burlington, Vermont. That decision would change the face of the industry, and give America a model for a new set of corporate values. At the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington -- just a couple miles from the site where Cohen and Greenfield set up shop in 1978 -- Alec talks to Ben and Jerry in front of a crowd that idolizes their hometown heroes, and the energy is infectious. From their Long Island childhood to the tensions surrounding Ben & Jerry's acquisition by Dutch conglomerate Unilever in 2000, the conversation is open, honest, and brimming with the deep bond these two men continue to feel, 40 years after they first put their names together on a sign in Vermont. Thanks to Vermont Public Radio for making it possible.
Here's The Thing
Aired 1 sec ago 103:03
WW 602: Squeeze It Until it Squeaks
Our Predictions for Microsoft in 2019 Mary Jo Foley's list Microsoft's obsession with Chromebooks and ChromeOS continues (alongside its Chromium Edge work) More of a push to sell to "first-line workers." This is where MS sees its untapped audience for Office, Windows, more Microsoft 365 Consumer plan launches Microsoft does something (though not actually sure what) to address Win 10 quality issues Surface team continues to iterate on a handful of laptop form factors New HoloLens debuts and is focused almost 100% on business users Microsoft is going to get quieter about new products (not just Windows). They think this is a feature, not a bug!Paul Thurrott's list Microsoft Edge + Chromium: What's the expected timing and how will this change affect the UX Windows 10 will put the updating terribleness of 2018 behind it in 2019 Related: Where we're at as we enter the New Year What still needs work: Updating a PC is a freaking nightmare Windows 10 Lean (Lite?) - What is it and when will it ship Windows 10 on ARM: Is 2019 the year Qualcomm and MSFT overcome the performance and compatibility issues? And will Surface Go 2 ship and utilize an ARM chipset? Xbox One vNext - before the cloud, Microsoft will improve its console yet again Short term: CES is next week. Expect a lot of iterative new PCsAlso: Windows 10 usage finally surpasses that of Windows 7 As it turns out, Edge still retains its battery life advantage over Chrome Tips and picks Tip of the week: Properly set up Windows 10 Plus: Games with Gold, baby! Plus, new Game Pass titles too! App pick of the week: Microsoft Launcher Enterprise pick of the week: New Microsoft 365 commercial plans Codename pick of the week: BariBeer pick of the week: Burlington Beer Company, Chunky & Jelly Hosts: Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley, and Paul Thurrott Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/windows-weekly Check out Paul's blog at thurrott.com Check out Mary Jo's blog at AllAboutMicrosoft.com The Windows Weekly theme music is courtesy of Carl Franklin. Sponsors: LastPass.com/twit WordPress.com/windows
Aired 4 months ago 61:13
Happy Thanksgiving: We're Grateful for Canvassers
Happy Thanksgiving, Gaslit Nation listeners! Sarah and Andrea are hosting a feast of interesting (and terrifying) commentary from folks around the US as they welcome winners of the Gaslit Nation Get Out the Vote contest onto the show. Our special guests – Valerie Carzello (@ScullyBully) of South Burlington, Vermont, Catherine Snyder (@catherinecritz) of Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Brian Covey (@hidvorak) of Seattle, Washington discuss their experiences as activists in the 2018 election, the outcome of the midterms in their states, and their dreams for the future. Sarah and Andrea are very grateful not only to the contest winners but to everyone who helped get out the vote in this record-breaking midterms, which not only resulted in important wins for progressive candidates but demonstrated a massive rise in civic engagement that will extend well into the future. Our contest winners stayed on the line to discuss the latest news, including the wildfires in California and the terrible response of the Trump administration to climate change, the latest in the Khashoggi case and the relationship of malevolent millennials MBS and Jared Kushner, and voter suppression in Georgia and the rest of the US. Since it’s Thanksgiving, Sarah and Andrea would like to thank everyone who has made Gaslit Nation a surprise hit. We would not be able to keep the show going without you. We are an independent, largely donor-funded podcast, and we are offering extra material to those who subscribe at $10/month or more. (You can sign up here.) We're about to post a Q & A session where we answered reader questions about authoritarianism, activism, art, and Axl Rose, so check that out if in you’re in that donor group! We look forward to doing more Q & As and bringing you more bonus features in the future. We will publish a special Gaslit Nation Featurette next week then we'll be back to our regular episodes in December. Have a great holiday break! A special note: Since the audio of this episode is less than ideal, we'll post a transcript of this episode on our Patreon page.
Gaslit Nation with Andrea Chalupa and Sarah Kendzior