And the votes failed to re-open the government. The Senate voted on two proposals, one backed by Republicans and one backed by Democrats, but neither gained enough support. There are hopes however that now that we know what won’t pass, the two sides can come to a consensus on what will pass. Shannon Vavra, reporter for Axios, joins us for another failed bid to stop the longest government shutdown in history.
Next, as we continue to wallow in endless robocalls and spam calls, the nation’s four major wireless companies are trying to give you a heads up when a bad call is coming through. For T-Mobile users, suspicious calls now show up on your caller ID labeled as “Scam Likely.” Dalvin Brown, consumer tech reporter for USA Today, joins us for the continued fight to save you from robocalls.
Finally, a pair of documentaries about the failed Fyre Festival have been released on Hulu and Netflix. It was billed as a luxury music experience on Pablo Escobar’s former island complete with beautiful Instagram models, but it was all a fraud. Kate Talbot, contributor to Forbes, joins us for what the Fyre Festival documentaries reveal about Millennials and social media influencers.
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