The Daily Talker
Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better. Do voice-activated systems help you when you are behind the wheel or are they a distraction?
Some schools in Washington state are removing swings from playgrounds because they are being called too dangerous. Insurance companies are worried about the liability. Do you agree with the decision to remove swings from playgrounds?
A New Jersey woman is filing a lawsuit claiming her First Amendment rights were violated when she claimed her supervisor told her to stop saying “God bless you” to drivers. First, do you agree that it is a violation of her rights to be told to not say “God bless you” to drivers? And, when you hand money to a toll taker, do you want them to say anything besides thank you?
On Wednesday, Tom Brady was asked if he wished Gillette Stadium was as loud as the Chiefs stadium was last Monday night and he said sometimes the crowd isn’t great. What do you think about Tom Brady’s comments on the Gillette Stadium crowd?
The NFL says it was wrong for a referee to penalize a Kansas City Chiefs player for unsportsmanlike conduct after the player knelt down in the end zone and prayed. What do you think? In light of that penalty, do you think the NFL is too strict on player celebrations?
A new report coming out later today suggests building canals in the Back Bay could absorb rising waters due to climate change. What do you think of the idea of building canals in the Back Bay to combat rising sea levels?
The European Aviation Safety Agency recently approved new guidelines that would allow passengers to use their electronics during flights. What do you think of this new guideline that will allow passengers on European-based flights the ability to talk on their cell phone during the entire flight?
Insurance company Obrella has ranked Massachusetts as the safest state in the U.S. for drivers. The state had 7.37 fatalities per 100,000 drivers. What do think of this new report that ranks Massachusetts drivers as the safest in the country?
Officials at Wesleyan University in Connecticut have told fraternities that they must admit female members by 2017 or risk losing their recognition at the school. What do you think of the school’s decision to require fraternities to admit female members?
The Secret Service is increasing its presence at the White House following two separate incidents Friday and Saturday. Are you concerned about security at the White House? Do you think more needs to be done to keep the White House safe?