Self Driving Uber Fatality and The Crowns Gender Pay Gap – Trend Settings Ep 80

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Cue your air horn sounds it’s a big one, we are 80 Episodes deep now, and to celebrate, we go deep now. This week we talk private school controversies, tear gas in the Kosovo parliament, Self driving Uber car death, Facebook ruining democracy, deep space impact and the crowns gender pay gap. 

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Lets Get Weird: Kosovo and Trinity Grammar

You know when you disagree with someone about border politics so you tear gas them? This is what’s going on in the parliament in Kosovo, the small nation in Europe bordering Montenegro and Serbia.

Speaking of weird, teachers cutting student’s hair is pretty strange, or maybe the weird part is firing the teacher for doing it. Either way, the outrage over the firing of the prestigious Trinity Grammar School deputy principal Rohan Brown continues this week with anonymous billboards calling for headmaster Michael Davies resignation.

REAL TALK: Self Driving Uber Fatality

This week we talk about the sad news that Elaine Herzberg passed away after being hit by an Uber Self Driving car. The questions get raised why the technology didn’t pick her movement up & why was the backup driver not looking at the road? In any case, there won’t be anymore self driving cars on Arizona roads for a while.

Science and Tech: Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and Upcoming Incomings from Space

This week the bombshell revelations about the political data firm Cambridge Analytica have come thick and fast, we discuss how tech companies have changed democracy as we know it, whether Facebook knows too much, and what keeps Mark Zuckerberg up at night.

Also we have a look at what’s gonna be hitting earth in the near and not so near future.

Entertainment: MiB reboot and The Crowns Pay Gap

Just when you were starting to forget about the Ghostbusters reboot announcements have surfaced revealing that there is a new Men In Black in the works. Directed by F Gary Gray, starring Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth this film sets out to ‘re-launch’ the franchise as opposed to re-booting it. This all begs the question ‘Who was asking for this?’. On the real though it actually sunds pretty great.

Left Bank Pictures has made waves this week apologising for the pay gap between ‘The Crowns’ Claire Foy and Matt Smith. The apology was directed at the actors because they are in the middle of a controversy they had no control or input over. Is this gender pay gap or should Dr Who get payed more than a mostly unknown actress? Or does the Queen deserve more no matter what?

Thanks for hanging out with us for the 80th time! Telling a friend would be the best, or just hit us up on YouTube or Facebook. Lots of love.

 

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