Today's Highlights | January 22, 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Other Highlights From Today's Show

Begins at 20:53: The deadline for listeners to submit their best recipes in The Takeaway's Soup or Bowl competition is this Friday. Today, Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful and our Soup or Bowl contest judge, looks at some of the most intriguing entries that have come in and talk about the foods most highly consumed on Super Bowl Sunday.

Begins at 25:16: In yet another clash of cultures between tech giants and the rest of the city, San Francisco is claiming that tech companies like Google are illegally using city bus stops to transport their employees. The issue goes to a hearing on Tuesday, and raises deeply divisive questions about the city’s richest companies abusing services intended to benefit the city’s poorest residents. Isabel Angell, a reporter for KQED, KALW and Transportation Nation, explains.


Isabel Angell and Dan Pashman

Comments [2]

Robert Thomas from Santa Clara

The SF Transit Authority is wise to either prohibit the use of Municipal Railway stops and bus stops by these privately operated vehicles or else charge a fee for the use of the stops according to the legitimate cost of that usage.

The broader issue, that San Franciscans complain about everything in absolutely the most whining, whinging, lame, impotent, petulant and childish manner conceived of in recorded history certainly doesn't count as news.

Jan. 22 2014 04:57 PM
Kelly Newman from Coconut Grove, FL

Google pays virtually no taxes. If they paid their share the public transportation systems would surely benefit. Instead, they mis use public bus stops, clog the roads, increase carbon in the atmosphere and create a stratified society. They outsource their jobs (or bring in immigrant workers via the exhausted H1 Visa program). They transfer funds to escape tax laws, by moving its foreign profits through Ireland and the Netherlands to Bermuda. Disgraceful. Why do they get special treatment? They must be greasing the palms of some SF BAY Area politicians. If Google can hang out at a bus stop ALL citizens should be able to.

Jan. 22 2014 11:09 AM

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