The Best Story I’ve Heard Today with USA Today - Wisconsin reporter Jonathan Anderson

March 20, 2018

Uber has been in the news with the unfortunate story out of Arizona about the death of the first pedestrian by an autonomous car. 

 

You can read some of those stories here:

Self-Driving Uber Car Kills Pedestrian in Arizona, Where Robots Roam

Self-driving cars under scrutiny after pedestrian death

Arizona Governor Helped Make State 'Wild West' For Driverless Cars

But, as USA Today Network - Wisconsin reporter Jonathan Anderson tells us, that's not the only story where Uber figures in as an important player. There's a lot going on, and these are some of the stories we're talking about these stories:

India’s Uber drivers went on strike because they’re making $3 a day

Uber driver charged with raping woman in car in Boston

Uber driver attacked with hatchet in robbery during York-Lancaster ride, cops say

Anderson takes a look at all of that in the aggregate, and we try to figure out if the gig company has a PR problem, or a regulatory one.

This isn't the first time we've talked about Uber and the gig economy. You can hear that episode here. And you can hear Jonathan Anderson's previous visit to the program right here, when he talked about a Wisconsin Supreme Court open records ruling.

And check out Anderson's website, as well. 

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The Best Story I’ve Heard Today with digital producer Spencer Elliott

January 24, 2018

How do you interact with your co-workers, or even your bosses in the gig economy? People driving for services like Uber and Lyft are figuring out a few ways. Spencer Elliott of The Tennessean and the USA Today Network tells about it in the best story he found today. Is it unique to those industries, or a sign of more to come? We talk about it in today's episode.

Here's the Fast Company article.

Follow Spencer on Twitter

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